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  • P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF KOREA Dec. 2, 2005Volume 4, Issue 9 The Morning Calm Weekly is 2ID Soldier receives Korean artist’s talent on Bronze Star display at Humphreys nline Visit Page 5 Page 16 exerciseat Yongsan Garrison Yongsanset to begin SundayArea II Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — A weeklong anti-terrorism exercise will be held Sunday through Dec.9, to test Yongsan Garrison’s defense and emergencyresponse procedures. Area II Support Activity Commander Col. RonStephens said the installation defense posture will beheightened during parts of the exercise, called“Adaptive Focus 06-01.” Adaptive Focus is a U.S. Forces Korea mandatedand controlled exercise that evaluates an installation’sability to deter, detect, defend, respond to and thenrecover from a variety of simulated terrorist activities. Stephens said a variety of scenarios, includingsimulated “terrorist” attacks, would occur to elicitresponse by installation officials, including tenant units. A community bulletin issued by the Area II MARGARET BANISH-DONALDSONDirectorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization andSecurity outlines activities and events that may occurduring the exercise, including: Who wants seconds? ! Attempts to gain covert installation entry through Area I Support Activity Command Sgt. Maj. Yolanda Lomax helps serve food to Soldiers at the Camp Red Cloud dining facilitythe use of deception or exploitation of observed Thanksgiving Day. Across the peninsula, officers and senior NCOs donned their dress uniforms and served the holiday meal to their Soldiers. See Exercise, Page 4Namhae Memorial commemorates 60th anniversaryBy Steven Hoover crews’ dog tags and helped recover theArea IV Public Affairs bodies. NAMHAE-DO – The 60th Namhae After WWII, he began annualMemorial Ceremony, commemorating memorial services at the site in honorthe deaths of 11 U.S. Army Air Corps of those who perished in the crash. Increwmembers killed during World War 1948, he founded the War MemorialII, was held Monday at Namhae Island, Activities Association. He also resolvedabout 75 miles west of Camp Hialeah in to build a monument, finishing it in 1956.Busan. Approximately 40 people attended Each year since, commanders of Campthe event. Hialeah have participated in the memorial Aug. 7, 1945, Japanese anti-aircraft ceremony held at Namhae sent the B-24 Bomber “Lady Luck Kim , 91, who serves as director toII” and its crew to a fiery death near the this day, said that he knows this is asummit of Mangwoon Mountain, located story that has been told many times, buton Namhae Island. it is one that is just as important today The crash shook the island and awoke as it was 60 years ago. He cited severalthe then 31-year-old Kim Duk-hyung. STEVEN HOOVER reasons why he has kept the ceremonyThe next day, Kim and a group of island Lt. Col. Roger R. Dansereau, Pusan Storage Facility and Camp Hialeah installation commander, going all these years.residents were ordered to accompany salutes after placing a wreath sent by United States Forces Korea for the occasion. This was “When I was a young child, Hansen’sthe Japanese Military Police to the crash followed by those in attendance placing single flowers on a table in front of the photographs of Disease (leprosy) was very serious,”site. Kim watched as Japanese soldiers the 11 crewmembers who died. Kim said. “As you know, that diseasegathered up items from the plane that returned, dug shallow graves and formed Kim and then imprisoned him. was so bad that even the patients’they considered useful, leaving the crosses from pine branches. The When American forces arrived onbodies of the dead airmen. Later, he Japanese discovered the burial, tortured Namhae, Kim gave them the dead See Namhae, Page 28
  • 2 Dec. 2, 2005 Commentary The Morning Calm WeeklyGiving thanks for those who answer call to dutyBy Caroline Peabody … to one day come home. time we are able to look at our loved ones, we haveArmy News Service It is sometimes difficult to remain aware of the the ability to revel in their joy. FORT MONROE, Va. –- Thanksgiving is a sacrifice of military families. But it is our duty as Most of all, we give thanks that we arespecial time for our nation. This Nov. 24, across citizens, as caring humans, to carry the lamp and blessed. Blessed to be a part of a nation that isthe country we gathered as family and friends to recognize the meaning of duty and to celebrate, so prosperous. Blessed that we have our familiesto remember our forefathers’ journey to a new embrace and support all those who answer the call. and shelter and -- seeking freedom from persecution, So many families in our nation sat across from We are also blessed to have the ability to prayfinding a country that presented the opportunity an empty chair while we enjoyed our feasts. Their for the strength and courage to maintain awarenessfor peace and a fruitful future — for which we table was quieter than ours. Their hearts heavier. of our brother ’s sacrifice -– to give to ourgive thanks this time of year. They carried worries we do not share – but can community in any way we can, as they are giving We also celebrated our military families this time remember. For we can give thanks for their service in service to their call. This is our duty: to giveof year during National Military Family Week. Many and pray for the safety of their loved ones until thanks … to pray … to remember.–- more than a quarter of a million people –- faced they return. (Editor’s note: Caroline Peabody is president ofthis holiday without their loved ones. Their loved We give thanks and remember that each day we the Military Family Network. The Military Familyones have traveled to a strange land. awaken rested, we remember those who pray for Network,, is a community They battle loneliness and have answered our one night’s sleep without nightmares. We give network helping military families get connectedcountry’s call to serve and to bring that seed of thanks that, for each step we take with our legs, with each other and organizations in theirhope to another nation. They are alone, working to there are those who have sacrificed their mobility. communities. This article was first posted by theband with their brothers, to survive … to bring hope We give thanks that, for each vision we see, every TRADOC News Service.) MP Blotter 8th Army minimizes SAT noise for SATs The following entries were investigators. above time and date, a vehicle operated Eighth Army Public Affairsexcerpted from the past several weeks ! Failure to Control a Guest — At 1:20 by Subject 1 was stopped at a KNP DUImilitary police blotters. These entries YONGSAN GARRISON – Eighth a.m. Nov. 25, the Yongsan PMO was check point. KNP detected the odor of anmay be incomplete and do not notified of a failure to control a guest, when alcoholic beverage on the subject’s U.S. Army personnel will reducedetermine the guilt or innocence of an MP patrol observed a Korean national person and administered a PBT, with a mission and training activities from 8any person. walking down the wrong side of the reported BAC of .093 percent. Subject 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, on Yongsan! Assault Consummated by Battery — overpass bridge and attempted to render was transported by KNP to the Yongsan South Post, to provide the bestAt 10:55 p.m. Nov. 23, military police were assistance. MPs revealed through Main KNP Station, where he was environment for Seoul American Highnotified of an assault consummated by investigation that, at 6:29 p.m. Nov. 24, administered a series of field sobriety tests School students taking the 2005battery. Preliminary investigation revealed Subject 1 signed the KN onto the that he passed. The subject did not render Scholastic Aptitude Test.that, at an off-post club, Subjects 1, 2 and installation at Gate 5 and failed to maintain a written sworn statement at that time, due SAHS administers the SAT four3 were involved in a verbal altercation that control of the KN. The KN was to his suspected level of intoxication, and Saturdays each year. In support of thisturned physical, when Subject 1 struck transported to the Yongsan PMO. Upon was released to military police. The subject important event, SAHS requests thatSubject 2 in the nose with a closed fist. arrival, the KN became belligerent and was transported to 121st General Hospital, 8th U.S. Army keep noise to anWhen Subject 2 attempted to stop the hostile, striking an MP in the chest with a where he consented to a legal blood absolute minimum during designatedfight, Subject 3 then struck Subject 1 in closed fist. The KN then grabbed the MP. alcohol test, with results pending. The testing periods.the face with a closed fist. All three To regain control and for her own safety, subject was returned to the PMO where Eighth U.S. Army will work tosubjects were apprehended and KN was placed in hand irons. KN was he was issued a Suspension of Driving reduce noise Saturday, so the studentstransported to the Camp Casey Provost administered a portable breathalyzer test, Privileges letter, and Order to Show Cause have the best environment when takingMarshall’s Office, where they were with a reported blood alcohol content of letter and his USFK Operators Permit was these important tests.administered a series of field sobriety tests, 0.116 percent. KN did not render a written retained. The subject was released to his Training that may cause excessivewhich Subject 1 failed and Subjects 2 and sworn statement due to her suspected unit and later returned to the PMO, where noise during the hours of testing will3 passed. All three subjects were level of intoxication. KN was process and he was advised of his legal rights, whichtransported to the Casey Troop Medical be curtailed, to include heavy released to Korean National Police. he invoked, requesting not to beClinic, where they were administered Subject 1 reported to the PMO, where he questioned. This is a final report. equipment movement, aviation andcommand-directed blood alcohol tests, was advised of his legal rights that he ! Larceny of Private Property -- At 10 installation maintenance activities,with results pending. The subjects were waived, rendering a written sworn p.m. Nov. 25, the Camp Hialeah PMO was including routine electrical outageslater released to their units and statement admitting to the above offense. notified of a larceny of private property. and heavy construction.subsequently returned to the PMO where Subject 1 was released to his unit. Investigation revealed that, at the above Additionally, there will be nothey were advised of their legal rights, Investigation continues by KNP. time and date, person(s) unknown, by military aircraft takeoffs or landings,which they waived, rendering written ! Driving Under the Influence of any unknown means, removed an Armed except for those that are missionsworn statements denying the offense. Intoxicant – At 12:14 a.m. Nov. 24, KNP Forces Bank credit/debit card and secured essential or for an emergency.This is an alcohol-related incident. notified the Yongsan PMO of a DUI. MPs $700 from the card owner’s account. Scheduled training directly affectingInvestigation continues by MP revealed through investigation that, at the Investigation continues by MPI. readiness will not be cancelled. Published by IMA-Korea Region This Army newspaper is an authorized Morning Calm Printed by Oriental Press Bldg. 1440, Yongsan Main Post publication for members of the Installation Management Agency-Korea Region Office Printed by Oriental Press, a age, marital status, physical private firm in no way connected handicap, political affiliation, or Department of Defense. Contents of The Director/Publisher Director/P ector/Publisher Brig. Gen. H.T. Landwermeyer Jr. with the U.S. Government, under any other non-merit factor of the Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily Public Affairs Officer John A. Nowell exclusive written contract with purchaser, user or patron. If a official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. the Contracting Command- violation or rejection of this equal Government, Department of Defense, or Editor Staff Sgt. Mark Porter Korea. 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  • Dec. 2, 2005The Morning Calm Weekly News 3 35th ADA celebrates St. Barbara’s Day DHL Rooms Available By 1st Lt. David Marlow for Holidays 35th Air Defense Artillery BrigadeThe Dragon Hill Lodge on YongsanGarrison has guest rooms available OSAN AIR BASE — Saturday,throughout the month of December. Soldiers, NCOs and officers of theAt present, rooms areavailable Dec. 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade9-30. were treated to a lively keynoteAnyone interested in traveling to address that was not only full ofSeoul for the holiday, or for a humor, but addressed the seriousshopping weekend prior to issues of serving in the Army today.Christmas, may call 738-2222, Ext. Lt. Gen. Charles C. Campbell,6210, for information or to make commanding general 8th U.S. Army,reservations. Dragon Hill Lodge may was the guest speaker at the St.also be contacted online at Barbara’s Day Ball hosted by ADA at the Osan O’Club. The St. Barbara’s Day Ball is not Troop Command only a celebration of the Air Defense Holiday Party Artillery Branch as a whole; it is alsoThe Commander of the United States an opportunity to honor and toArmy Troop Command - Korea is 1ST LT. DAVID MARLOW recognize individuals who have madehosting a Holiday Party for all Troop outstanding contributions to air Lt. Gen. Charles C. Campbell, commander, Eighth U.S. Army, and U.S. Forces Korea chief ofCommand Soldiers and their families defense by inducting them into the staff, and his wife Dianne (left) welcome Pvt. Elliot Werner of Headquarters and Headquartersbeginning at 5 p.m. Dec. 16, on the Honorable Order of St. Barbara. Battery, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, to his first military ball.Mezzanine Level of the Dragon HillLodge. The sequence of events for the Campbell, himself a member of the . that has been in a state of rapid During the evening Campbell’sHoliday Party is: Social Hour (5-6 p.m.), Honorable Order of St. Barbara, transition over the last 14 months. “In wife Dianne was presented The MollySanta arrives (5:30 p.m.), commander’s commended the Soldiers of the just a little more than one year, 35th Pitcher Award by the 35th ADAWelcome (6 p.m.), Invocation by the brigade for the sense of sacrifice and ADA has transformed into the Army’s Brigade Commander, Col. John Rossi.battalion chaplain (6:10 p.m.), Food purposefulness that air defenders premier, combat-ready theater air and Molly Pitcher was a generic nameservice begins (6:15 p.m.), Mingling bring to the fight in Korea. missile defense brigade,” said Campbell. applied to women who supported menand enjoy the party time (6:15-8:50 “Having served with air defenders The brigade moved to Korea from on the battlefield during thep.m.), Last Door Prize drawn (8:45 p.m.), in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Europe and Fort Bliss, Texas, and became fully Revolutionary War. Today, the award iscommander’s closing remarks (8:50-9 Korea, I have developed a deep and operational on the peninsula at the end presented to women who havep.m.). Troop Command Soldiers should abiding respect for our nation’s air of 2004. Its deployment to Korea voluntarily made great contributions tocontact their chain of command for defense Soldiers. There is no harder was the most recent move for a unit the air defense and to the Army.information concerning this event. working member of the combined with a rich lineage. The brigade was The award not only honors the defense team than the air defender.” constituted in 1918 as the 35th Coast Boy Scouts Seek Help in It was a culminating event for a unit Artillery. See ADA , Page 4 ADA,Supporting Deployed Unit World AIDS Day celebrates gains against diseaseThe Boy Scouts, Troop 80, will beworking on a project to support theSoldiers from the 305th QuartermasterCompany, who are currently deployed By OkHee Suh will have developed one of a number of particularly severein Iraq. The project consists of 18th MEDCOM Health Promotions illnesses, or will have lost most of their immune system cells.collecting personal supplies and World AIDS Day was be commemorated around the globe Trends of global HIV infectiongoodies for the Soldiers. Thursday, with events to highlight the progress made in the The number of people living with HIV continues to rise,The drop-off station will be at the 498th battle against the AIDS epidemic and to remind people how despite the fact that effective prevention strategies exist.Support Battalion, Building 5403. The much still needs to be done. According to estimates by UNAIDS, the Joint United Nationsbuilding is located behind the This year’s theme is “Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise.” Keep Program on HIV/AIDS, the total number of people living withcommissary near Gate 52. Scouts will the Promise is an appeal to everyone involved in the fight against the HIV rose to its highest level ever. In 2004, an estimatedbe collecting donations until Sunday, AIDS to ensure their continued commitment and dedication in 39.4 million people we’re living with the virus. During thefrom 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. daily. Sunday the delivery of HIV prevention, services and care. same year, 4.9 million people became newly infected withthe Boy Scouts will be collecting goods What is the difference between HIV and AIDS? the virus and 3.1 million persons died due to HIV/ the Main PX and the commissary, as The letters HIV stand for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Around half of all people who become infected with HIV dowell as the drop of station at the 498th This virus infects cells of the human immune system and so before they are 25 and die from AIDS before they are battalion.For a list of recommended items to destroys them or stops them from working. Someone whose In the same amount of time, nine more people are infecteddonate, call 736-7348. immune system has been damaged by HIV is much more with HIV vulnerable to infections and cancers. The number of people living with HIV in East Asia rose by Army Benefits Center AIDS is short for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. almost 50 percent between 2002 and 2004, an increase that Host Yongsan Briefings Someone with HIV does not have AIDS unless their immune is attributable largely to China’s swiftly growing epidemic. InRepresentatives from the Army system has been severely weakened. By this point, the person Eastern Europe and Central Asia, there were 40 percent moreBenefits Center-Civilians will visit people living with HIV in 2004 than in 2002. Accounting forYongsan Monday to brief Department Facts AIDS Facts much of that trend is Ukraine’s resurgent epidemic and theof the Army civilians on the Civil 39.4 million people living with HIV/AIDS: ever-growing number of people living with HIV in the RussianService Retirement System and the - 37.2 million adults Federation.Federal Employees Retirement - 2.2 million children under 15 The Korean Centers for Disease Control (http://System. 4.9 million infected in 2004 (13,400 per day): reported a total of 506 (477 men and 29 women)The briefings will at the Balboni - 4.3 million adults new HIV cases between January and September of this year.Theater on Yongsan Main Post. - 640,000 children under 15 This is an 11.2 percent increase from the 455 new casesThe Civil Service Retirement System 3.1 million deaths in 2004: during the same period last year. According to the report, allbriefing will start at 8 a.m., and the - 2.6 million adults but one (transmitted through blood transfusion) of the 370Federal Employees Retirement System - 510,000 children under 15 new HIV cases with known route of infection were contractedwill begin at 1 p.m. United States (reported as of 12/31/03 by CDC) through sexual contact.The briefings will also present an - 902,223 AIDS cases reported For information on HIV/AIDS, visit the CDC Nationaloverview of the Employee Benefits - 524,060 deaths estimated among AIDS cases Prevention Information Network at System Web site, as well - 40,000 new HIV infections each year (estimated)as the Interactive Voice Response , or contact your area community health nurse or health - 850,000 - 950,000 living with HIV (estimated) promotion coordinator.System. (Worldwide estimates in 2004 according to UNAIDS)
  • Dec. 2, 20054 The Morning Calm WeeklyTalking TV AD AIR FORCE CAPT. MIKI GILLOON Staff Sgt. Eric Kerr, American Forces Network Korea broadcaster, explains to officers in the Republic of Korea Army how AFN Korea receives, monitors and distributes its programming. Twenty-two ROK Army captains visited AFN Korea Nov. 22 for a tour of the Headquarters AFN Korea network operations center and television and radio studios. The officers are a part of the Officers Advanced Course program from the ROK Army Consolidated Management School in Sungnam.Exercisevulnerabilities. ! Simulated attacks against installationinfrastructure, including water, power,transportation systems, food supply and getting on or off Yongsan Army Garrison from Page 1 be delayed or temporarily inconvenienced during parts of the exercise. Area II Law and Order Officer Ricky Oxendine said GOESdistribution. every attempt will be made to minimize ! Simulated attacks against unit-level the impact of the exercise on normal baselocations in order to create a simulated routine, but concurred that somemass casualty event. community members or Yongsan visitors ! Simulated bomb threats and/or car might encounter short-termbombings against barracks, dining inconveniences during the exercise.facilities, or other military type facilities. “Exercise play and corresponding HERE A list of other possible scenarios, along defensive measures will be fluid andwith individual and installation defense spontaneous, and every effort will betips, is posted on the Commander’s made to avoid interfering with day-to-dayAccess Channel (MWR Channel 3) and operations and routines,” said Oxendine.on the Area II Support Activity Web site “But, whatever simulated events mayat happen or where, military police or Stephens said all housing areas and all emergency responders and exerciseschools will be off-limits to exercise play. coordinators will be on site to assureStephens stressed that these attack community safety and minimizescenarios will be simulated only and will disruption.”not pose any actual threat and minimal Area II Support Activity Anti-terrorisminconvenience to the personnel or facilities’ Officer Mike Clement commented on theoperations. overall value of the exercise. “We don’t control what happens; we’ll “Though it may cause some temporarybe reacting to simulated attacks,” said disruptions or minor inconveniences, theStephens. “Some gates could be upside of Adaptive Focus is that it willtemporarily closed and some roads could help improve our ability to defend againstbe detoured for short periods of time.” or respond to a terrorist attack and protect He also said that depending upon the the personnel on this installation,” saidforce protection level, some people may Clement.ADA from Page 3incredible support family members give to thank them for their their servicemembers, it also “You, who choose to serve ourrecognizes the great sacrifices they nation, are special. You are special inmake while their loved ones are abroad. the way you choose to live your lives. “Mrs. Campbell it is truly an honor For you acknowledge that valor,to present this award to you on behalf patriotism, competence, fidelity, duty,of the 35th Air Defense Artillery selfless service, honor and integrity areBrigade,” said Rossi. “It is the important values. You are specialsacrifice, love and support of our because you have chosen to shoulderfamilies which provides us with today’s heavy burden as a guardian onstrength, courage and confidence.” the frontiers of freedom. Campbell was especially pleased to “Your nation is profoundly gratefulwelcome so many young Soldiers to for your service. People the world overtheir first ball and took the opportunity are grateful for your service.”
  • Dec. 2, 2005 Page 52ID Soldier receives Bronze StarBy Spc. Timothy Dinneen with insurgents. However, RobySecond Infantry Division Public Affairs spent time relaxing in bed, A s he was rolling to Fallujah, remaining calm and thinking about Iraq, inside the iron belly of the upcoming mission. a tank, it was the butterflies “I don’t take everything soin his stomach that seemed to carry seriously. I’m a more relaxed andhim along the journey. mellow guy,” Roby said. “I wasn’t It was a cool November night in scared of getting shot or dying —2004 as he approached the city. The it was more anxiety of not22-year-old doesn’t recall hearing knowing what was going tothe fighting ahead but only the happen. There are only so manythoughts racing through his mind, things you can do to prepare“This is it. This is what it was like yourself for something like that.on Fox News.” All you have to do is your job and The city was immune to the put your training to action.”darkness of night as it was lit by He attributed his cool demeanorluminescent tracer rounds flying to the island culture where he wasoverhead and explosions from born. The “little paradise” island SPC. TIMOTHY DINNEENaerial bombardments and field of Pohnapei is part of the Spc. Rodney Roby is congratulated byCommand Sgt. Maj. James Benedict, 2nd Infantry Federated States of Micronesia.artillery shells. That’s when the Division command sergeant major, for a job well done in Iraq. He said everyone knows eachcall came in from the tankcommander, “All right, we’re close contact with four insurgents his crew and vehicle.” other there and everything ismoving in.” Operation Phantom who engaged the tank with heavy Roby said before the operation tranquil. Furthermore, he saidFury was under way. rifle fire and rocket-propelled began, Soldiers with Alpha listening to his grandfather’s Spc. Rodney Roby, 2ID grenades. “While under direct fire Company, 2nd Battalion, 63rd stories of how he cared for hissurgeon’s office, was awarded the and without regard for his Armor, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, family as Japanese and U.S.Bronze Star Medal with Valor by personal safety,” the citation 1st Infantry Division, were hyping planes went at it overhead during2ID Command Sgt. Maj. James reads, “he engaged the insurgents each other up as if preparing to World War II gave him a sense ofBenedict Nov. 21 for exceptionally with small arms fire and hand take the field before a major service.meritorious achievement during grenades, killing three and football game. They had no “I try to think of what mythat operation. wounding the fourth. His actions illusions of what they were about grandpa did in the past and use The citation on Roby’s award single-handedly eliminated the to face because he was told bystates that Roby’s tank came in threat and ensured the safety of superiors the city was overrun See Bronze Page 7 Bronze, Coffee House offers alternative Warrior Division welcomes to Camp Stanley Soldiers Soldier, leader’ ‘right Soldier, right leader ’ By Spc. Chris Stephens Second Infantry Division Public Affairs CAMP STANLEY – Soldiers on Camp Stanley now by Spc. Timothy Dinneen “Command Sgt. Maj. Williams’ dedication to the have a place they can call their own, where they can Second Infantry Division Public Affairs division has truly been remarkable,” Higgins said. hang out, listen to music or watch T.V. CAMP RED CLOUD – As the autumn leaves Benedict’s military career has been served The place is the newly renovated Coffee House which have changed, so has the 2nd Infantry Division’s completely as an artilleryman, beginning as a private had its grand opening Nov. 7. command sergeant major. Command Sgt. Maj. cannon crewmember at Fort Sill, Okla. His previous “We established this place for the Soldiers,” said James A. Benedict became the new 2ID command assignments include the III Corps Artillery, 1st Armor Chaplain (Maj.) David Lockhart, 501st Corps Support sergeant major Nov. 16 on a crisp evening change Div., 4th Inf. Div., 1st Cavalry Div. and 11 years Group chaplain. “We wanted to give them an alternative of responsibility patch ceremony on with the Warrior Division. to the ‘ville.’” the Village Green. “His 11 cumulative years of Originally used by the aviation units on Camp Stanley, “We gather on the Village Green today service here in the Republic of the coffee house went through a three-month renovation to mark a new era of senior Korea has given him an insightful project to return it to a Soldier-friendly place it was before. noncommissioned officer leadership in appreciation for the meaning and “Just about everything in here needed redone,” said the Warrior Division,” said Maj. Gen. enduring value of the ROK/U.S. Sgt. Lee, Dong Woo, chaplain’s assistant. “This place George A. Higgins, 2ID commanding alliance,” Higgins said. looked like a storage shed.” general. Benedict has served as a In fact, the Soldiers weren’t confident they could Benedict rejoins the Warrior team command sergeant major with the accomplish the task. “They were telling me to just ‘lock having left his most recent post, where 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery it up,’” Lockhart said. he served with the 4th Infantry “Red Dragons,” Fort Hood, and the While at the Coffee House, Soldiers will be able to Division at Fort Hood, Texas. Benedict 1st Bn., 15th FA “First to Fire,” participate in Bible studies, watch T.V., play one of the succeeds Command Sgt. Maj. James Camp Casey. many musical instruments available, surf the Internet T. Williams Jr., who is returning to “We will have a great team. We and sing karaoke. his former position as the 1st Heavy will speak with one voice. We will “This is all a part of the Camp Stanley outreach,” Lockhart Combat Brigade Team command lead this team together from the said. “The Coffee House gives Soldiers an opportunity to sergeant major at Camp Hovey. Command Sgt. Maj. front, to fight and to win, to protect fellowship and it gives us a chance to provide a support Williams served as the interim 2ID James A. Benedict freedom’s frontier and our nation’s channel for them. We’re here for them.” command sergeant major since August. wars when called upon,” Benedict said. “We will The Coffee House will be open 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The commanding general thanked Williams for maintain our readiness and be ready for whatever and 6 p.m. to midnight, Monday thru Friday; 11 a.m. to his service to the division during a time of transition. our nation calls on us to do.” midnight, Saturday; and 3 p.m. to midnight, Sunday.
  • 6 Dec. 2, 2005 Area I The Morning Calm Weekly ROTC programs show many similaritiesChristmas Tree Lightings By Spc. Timothy DinneenThe Camp Casey Tree Lighting Second Infantry Division Public Affairsceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. Dec.9; Camp Stanley’s will be 5 p.m. Dec. 15 CAMP HOVEY – U.S. Reserve Officer Training Courseand Camp Red Cloud, 5:15 p.m. Dec. 15. graduates serving in Korea had a luncheon with Republic of Korea ROTC cadets Nov. 8 at the Iron Triangle club, for the ACS Open House Konyang University ROTC Exchange Program visit.Army Community Service will hold an The intent of the program is to assist Konyang Universityopen house from 1 - 4 p.m. Dec. 15 at in becoming one of the leading institutions for the ROK ROTCthe ACS on Camp Casey. military program, to enhance the ROK/U.S. alliance and to support the goals of the Good Neighbor Program, according ADAPT Class to Maj. Adam J. Augustowski, 2nd Infantry Division civilAlcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention military operations officer.classes will be held from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. “The program exposes the cadets to the capabilities ofDec. 17 at Camp Casey. 2ID and also provides interaction with our officers who were ROTC graduates,” Augustowski said. Warrior Invitational After the luncheon, the cadets trained on the Combat Wrestling Tournament Tactical Trainer, giving them an opportunity to fire M-16s atThe Warrior Invitational Wrestling computerized range targets without using live ammunition.Tournament will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wang Ji Hoon, an ROTC student at Konyang University,Dec. 17 at the Camp Casey CareyPhysical Fitness Center. Weigh-ins and said it “was neat” to fire the M-16s because it’s a differentmedical examinations will be from 10 – weapon and the program is a good opportunity to learn about11:30 a.m. the U.S. Army and American culture. “It teaches not only a young generation of future ROK SPC. TIMOTHY DINNEEN Annual Holiday Project army officers how to be a good neighbor with the U.S., but Col. Ross E. Ridge, 2nd Infantry Division chief of staff, shakes handsArmy Community Service is it also teaches our Soldiers and officers how to be a good with a Republic of Korea officer during the ROK ROTC visitation programconducting an annual holiday project neighbor to the ROK army and also to the citizens of Korea,” at Camp Hovey’s Iron Triangle Nov. 8.through Dec. 15. The project provides Augustowski said. more similarities than differences. We may speak differentcommissary vouchers during the A broader picture of the program encompasses KU faculty languages, wear different uniforms and patches but the realityChristmas holiday for E-5 and below so both sides can come to a cultural awareness and it has is the dilemmas, challenges and leadership skills are noSoldiers with family members residing shown there are more similarities than differences in ROTC different whether in a U.S. or ROK uniform,” Ridge said.with them in Area I. Contact unit programs, said Col. Ross E. Ridge, 2ID Chief of Staff. “The message to the Soldiers is to get involved,”commanders or first sergeants to make “Sometimes breaking down those barriers is just as Augustowski said. “There’s a lot more to learn about Koreaa donation or call 732-7277 for important to building a team relationship,” Ridge said. than what we’re exposed to on a daily basis. The purpose ofinformation. The biggest obstacle to the successful year-and-a-half the program is to learn about the Korean culture and be good relationship is finding the right time to carve out critical resources neighbors while they’re stationed here.” Christmas Angel Tree so schedules match allowing events as this, Ridge said. Program “We should gain from exchanges like this that there are E-mail Community Service is ‘Mother Yi’ leaves Area I ACS after 26 years ACSsponsoring a Christmas Angel Treeprogram for E-5s and below to assist inbuying gifts for children, 10 years oryounger, living in Area I with them. By Margaret Banish-Donaldson Yet, she still found time toStop by or call any Area I ACS Center: Area I Public Affairs provide cross-cultural classesCRC 732-7779, Stanley 732-5883 or CAMP RED CLOUD – Yi Ok- to the community.Casey 730-3107. hwa, Army Community Service “She is a very direct administrative specialist and social person,” said Toney Price, 12 Days Before service worker, is a woman “first,” of ACS relocation manager. Christmas a special kind per her coworkers at a “She tells you like it is. MissSolicited prizes from “Friends of the retirement luncheon Nov. 16 at Camp Yi was always very helpfulUSO” will be raffled off on American Red Cloud Mitchell’s Club. and considerate. I stillForces Network radio every day, “Every day is a challenge and remember her being in chargebeginning 12 days before Christmas, every day brings it own frustrations of our first Mobile Outreachwith one prize in the morning and one and its own joy,” said Linda Rieth, van in ACS, and I have it onin the afternoon. Prizes will include ACS director. “Miss Yi is one of those film somewhere that I willphone cards, gift certificates, gift bags, folks who always did more than one find before she leaves andUSO trips, hotel accommodations and needed or asked of her. That’s why give it to her.”dinner certificates. we nicknamed her ‘Mother Yi.’ She M B ARGARET -D ANISH Yi also took care of the ONALDSON also always brought a smile to work, Yi Ok-hwa shows John Herfurtner, Area I acting deputy to ACS annual budget Christmas Raffle and had a ‘can do’ attitude about any the commander the 2nd Infantry Division coin she received requirements. She ensured BonanzaThe USO Van will visit Area I camps job assigned to her.” for her retirement Nov. 16 at Camp Red Cloud’s Mitchell’s all purchase request andDec. 21-23 for free Christmas raffle Although Yi knew she would have Club. commitments were funded,draws on site. Prizes include a stereo, to work hard to maker her mark as to their needs, or referred them to and contacted local businesses toDVD players, CD players, boom boxes a civil servant, no one told her work other appropriate service agencies,” Yi obtain estimates on items that ACSand gift certificates. Cookies and could not be fun. So, Yi took her said. “I translated written documents purchased on the local economy,brownies also will be provided. A grand talents, interests and strengths, and from Hangul into English and vice on the government IMPAC card,raffle draw of round-trip tickets to the blended them in to a unique career versa for important letters, or through special purchaseUnited States will be held at the Camp that spanned the last 26 years. documents, complaints and inquiries.” funding by donations to the ACSCasey Food Court, Dec. 24. Yi began her career as a KGS-5 In 1996 Yi was promoted once volunteer corps. secretary for the chief of staff again to a KGS-9 and performed Yi’s plans for the future include SAPRP Training section at Camp Casey, which was administrative duties and social retiring with her husband Lee Jong-Sexual Assault Prevention and engaged in providing socio- service work. She addressed and du and moving to North Carolina toResponse Program training will be held economic service to the community. sought resolutions to relatively be closer to their daughter, Leefrom 10–11:30 a.m. Dec. 22 at the Camp After six years, she was promoted sensitive, complex, legal and socio- Kyung-min, a recent graduate fromRed Cloud Theater and from 1:30–3 p.m. to a KGS-7 for ACS. economic issues and problems. Yi also Michigan State University.Dec. 11 at the Camp Casey Theater for “I helped individuals and families provided people with Visa andall military personnel. with obtaining information in response adoption information and procedures. E-mail
  • Area IThe Morning Calm Weekly 7 Dec. 2, 2005‘Warpigs’ test wartime skills during exevalCpl. Jung Jung-woo leaders, team leaders and Soldiers.Eighth Military Police Brigade Soldiers from the 2nd platoon WARRIOR BASE — Soldiers conducted base defense mission.of 55th Military Police Company They divided one squad into threegained a new understanding of teams, and each team executed thetheir abilities during an external mission on eight-hour shifts.evaluation exercise Nov. 16-20 at “Each squad assumed differentWarrior Base near the DMZ. missions: first squad conducted a A team of observers from the quick reaction force mission,battalion evaluated the 55th MP second squad did roamingCo.’s ability to conduct convoy reconnaissance and third squadsecurity, roam reconnaissance, guarded the gate,” said Spc.area security and base defense. James Smith, Second Platoon, “External evaluation is to 55th MP Co. “I gained confidenceassess the company’s ability to in wartime missions, like roamingexecute our wartime mission recon mission, through thisevery 15 weeks,” said 1st Sgt. EXEVAL.”Jerry Staff, 55th MP Co. “We MPs from 557th MP Companyhave a good opportunity to show also participated in the EXEVAL tothe brigade commander and support 55th MP Co. as opposingbattalion commander how we are force role players and observers.well prepared.” Soldiers from second platoon The various missions not only provided security and had severaltested the unit’s performance as a challenges.whole, they also tested the “Opposing forces looking likeindividual capabilities of squad civilians interrupted us. What we should do at that time was to get them under control,” said Sgt. Seo Joon-hyuk, 2nd Platoon. “They also pretended to be journalists and tried to go into the base.” As the Soldiers carried out their training, the observers evaluated, coached and mentored. In the MAJ. DARRELL SIDES meantime, observers tested other A Soldier from 55th Military Police Company evaluates a casualty during the unit’s external platoons conducting convoy evaluation exercise at Warrior Base Nov. 16-20. MAJ. DARRELL SIDES security and route reconnaissance the unit’s abilities and help him that we do not get the rest of theTwo Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army missions. lead junior leaders and Soldiers to year,” said Toolan. “We alsoSoldiers from 55th Military Police Company In the end, the EXEVAL will maintain a high level of combat exercised warrior ethos and gotconsult a map during the unit’s external provide Capt. Seamus Toolan, readiness. coordination of unit strength.”evaluation exercise at Warrior Base near the 55th MP Co. commander, with an “We got a good opportunity toDMZ Nov. 16-20. honest and detailed assessment of get the whole company together E-mail from Page 5that to influence my decisions in the present,” were whizzing by my head the whole time.” “There was an explosion and that was it,”Roby said. Roby returned fire with his M4 rifle when Roby said. “I sat down inside the tank while As Operation Phantom Fury commenced he saw the insurgents. Roby said he there was still indirect fighting going onRoby said he hoped he didn’t see anyone concentrated on the man with the rocket- around me and played the situation over in mypopping up because although he knew he was propelled grenade. Hot brass expelled from mind,” Roby said.ready to fire at insurgents he really didn’t want Roby’s weapon burning the TC as the casings He said the experience changed him,to kill anybody. fell into his hatch. because it has given him a more profound “I knew the mission was to take back the “What are you firing at?” yelled the TC and appreciation of the delicate nature of from insurgents and that leaflets were ordered a cease-fire, as he could not see the “One second they were there. The next, threedropped before we arrived telling civilians to enemy from his protected position in the tank. people had died and one was wounded,” Roby said.leave. So, if I saw anyone, I knew they were The gunner was also blinded by “tunnel vision” The fighting didn’t end with that grenadeprobably the bad guys,” Roby said. only able to see straight ahead down the throw. There were still missions in the city to When contact with the insurgents narrow cannon. Roby directed the gunner to be accomplished. The Soldiers in Roby’s crewintensified, the tank commander began his lower the cannon and as he did so the TC and drove on to complete them.mantra. “Keep feeding that the gunner had a visual Others may have seen enough battle in Iraqgun, keep your head down, “One second they were there. of the enemy and began in 2004, but Roby chose to reenlist. He said hekeep your 360 degree to “open up.” The TC felt confident that if he could make it throughawareness and continue The next, three people had died ordered Roby to get Operation Phantom Fury, he could handleforward, if there’s a wall and one was wounded.” down as the enemy anything. He also felt because of hisgo through it.” rounds were hitting experiences he would be able to help younger Roby said he was exposed chest high out of closer. or inexperienced Soldiers handle what theone of the tank’s hatches as he scanned the “I was a little bull-headed because I kept my Army may ask of them.area looking for “hot spots.” The attacks head up. I couldn’t see anything with my head “When I got back to a secure area I saw newseemed constant, remembered Roby, days down,” Roby explained. Soldiers with the same questions and concernsblended together and it was the adrenaline that The TC took a grenade and asked Roby if he as I had when arriving. It made me think Ikept them going. knew how to operate it. “Roger,” replied Roby, could help them and tell them to relax and they “Then there was the enemy,” said Roby. “He and threw the grenade for a strike in the would reach the finish line soon,” Roby said.was so close I could actually see his eyes. I direction of the four insurgents who werelooked at him and he looked at me and bullets hiding behind stones spraying rounds blindly. E-mail timothy
  • Dec. 2, 2005 Page 9 Area II celebrates Thanksgiving Day make me feel like I’m still partBy Sgt. Christopher Selmek of a family. I don’t feel so aloneArea II Public Affairs now.” YONGSAN GARRISON “It’s an opportunity for us all— The Three Kingdoms Inn as individuals, as a family and asDining Facility served more a nation, to stop and thank ourthan 300 pounds of turkey to Creator for the blessings we600 people Thanksgiving Day receive throughout the year,for a holiday some chefs more for the small blessings thandescribed as “the biggest eating the large ones, I’d say,” said of the year.” Maj. David Doyon as he dished As Soldiers waited in line, out a generous portion of turkey.they knew the meal would be Doyon also said that servingunique. Horns of plenty, fruit is a good way to show Soldiersand Thanksgiving decorations their command is concerned forgreeted the troops. At Area II them.dining facilities, the holiday meal Area II Food Programwas a chance to show the Manager Larry Graham began Maj. Scott Voelkel talks to hiscommunity a special time. daughter, Olivia (left), at the Three “I miss my family, because See Thanksgiving, Page 12 Kingdoms Inn Dining Facility.this is really the first time I’veever been away from them,”said Pvt. Laura Vessells,Headquarters and HeadquartersCompany, 8th U.S. Army. Vessells said she wassurprised to see an officer fromher unit serving food. In theU.S. Army it is a Thanksgivingtradition for officers and seniornoncommissioned officers,wearing their formal dress blueuniforms, to serve the holidaymeal to their Soldiers. “I think it was really cool of PHOTOS BY SGT. CHRISTOPHER SELMEKher to do that,” Vessells said. Lt. Col. David Ward, U.S. Army Troop Command - Korea, serves Soldiers in“This whole thing is set up to A horn of plenty signifies Thanksgiving Day at the dining facility. the Three Kingdoms Inn Dining Facility Thanksgiving Day. ‘Community of Sharing’ K-16 Air Base invites local youth for tour program helps families By Cpl. Seo Ki-chul base to the Seoul students and teachers. Kim said. “I was a little bit afraid when Area II Public Affairs Area II Public Affairs Many students expressed great I saw American Soldiers and YONGSAN GARRISON — When K-16 AIR BASE — More than 50 satisfaction with their first exploration unfamiliar environment. But I realized the Area II Support Activity chaplain Munjung Elementary School students of the military base. they just want to be friends, despite passed a $21,104.44 check to Army and teachers visited K-16 Air Base Munjung Elementary sixth-grader language barriers.” Community Service in early November, Nov. 4 for a tour. Kim Min-sub said he was impressed at During the tour, more than 30 he gave a big boost to a project that helps As part of the 8th U.S. Army Good the state-of-the-art gear and friendly American Soldiers teamed up with Yongsan-area families during the holidays. Neighbor Program, the 595th American Soldiers. two or three children to give them a “The worshipping community Maintenance Company unveiled the “It was such a great experience,” special experience with the American within Area II is extremely generous and military. answers the Biblical call to help our “This is our first time to host Korean brothers and sisters,” said Chaplain (Lt. neighbors and show where we live and Col.) David Colwell, smiling in the South work,” said Staff Sgt. Nathan Meeks, Post Chapel sanctuary as he presented 595th Maintenance Company program the check to Brenda McCall, chief of coordinator. “I think this is a great the Area II Family Support Division, for chance to show our community and the “Community of Sharing 2005- what we do on the base.” Holiday Project.” Soldiers also prepared western The project aims to help military refreshments like pizza, soda and personnel E-6 or below, or their civilian snacks for the young Korean visitors. equivalents. After lunch, Soldiers and children McCall said the program has helped teamed up to play athletic events like a lot of people in the past and is on track basketball and soccer in the K-16 to help more this year. Physical Fitness Center. “We were able to give 86 families Spc. Somchan Ca, 595th commissary food vouchers for Maintenance Company supply clerk, Thanksgiving,” said Doris Lebby, who COURTESY PHOTO said he enjoyed the basketball game manages the program for ACS. “This Munjung Elementary School students explore the inside of a C-12 Huron, a twin turboprop aircraft, at K-16 Air Base with Staff Sgt. Nathan Meeks, 595th Maintenance Company. See Tour, Page 12 See Sharing, Page 12
  • 10 Dec. 2, 2005 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly Yongsan tree lighting ceremony set for Thursday DoD Civilian Briefings Hannam Village holiday though we may be far from home, Holidays,” said An Chin-u, Area II we can still have a little part of Korean Service Corps repair andRepresentatives from the Army BenefitsCenter – Civilian will present a briefing ceremony set for Dec. 12 home right here.” utility planner. The Winter Wonderland lighting “The Korean Service Corps startedon the Civil Service Retirement System By Sgt. Christopher Selmekfrom 8 a.m. - noon and the Federal and decorations display will stretch on the first day of November installing Area II Public AffairsEmployees Retirement System 1-5 p.m. from gates 10 to 17 along 8th Army the lights people are about to see,”Monday at Balboni Theater on Yongsan YONGSAN GARRISON — The Blvd. The lights are set to turn on Farrulla said. “Every day, they workedMain Post. An overview of the Employee Area II community will usher in the a t e x a c t l y diligentlyBenefits Information System Web site holiday season with a Yongsan tree t h e s a m e “It kicks off the holiday spirit outdoors underand the Interactive Voice Response lighting and “Winter Wonderland” moment.System will also be presented, followed decorations ceremony 5 p.m. Farrulla and reminds everybody of the very conditions to coldby a question-answer session. For Thursday next to the fire station. said t h e concept of Christmas.” bring theinformation, call 738-3655. Area II commander Col. Ron display has —Mario Farrulla spectacle of Stephens, his wife and a Cub Scout b e c o m e a s lights.” Commanding General and Brownie Girl Scout will pull the much a tradition as the tree lighting, Farrulla describes the KSC as one Holiday Concert switches to send lights swirling up consisting of holiday greetings and o f t h e m o s t d e d i c a t e d a n dThe 8th U.S. Army Band will present a the tree and all along 8th Army Blvd. d e c o r a t i o n s v i s i b l e t o d r i v e r s professional organizations he knowsfree holiday concert 7 p.m. Tuesday at “It kicks off the holiday spirit and between gates 10 and 17. because of their commitment to thisthe Seoul American High School reminds everybody of the concept W h e n f i n i s h e d , t h e m o s t ceremony.Auditorium. The concert will featuresuch Yuletide favorites as “The of Christmas,” said Mario Farrulla, impressive elements will be two “It’s a sign of their pride, how theyNutcracker,” “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Area II Community Activity Centers large sign boards near Gate 17 and give this level of involvement,” he said.Grinch” and the Chipmunks Christmas d i r e c t o r. “ I t l e t s u s k n o w e v e n the drive-over bridge which read “This whole setup is very importantsong. The concert will also feature “Season’s Greetings” and “Happy to them. They had it organized wayDixieland and Big Band jazz pieces, back in August, and have beenvocalists and nontraditional preparing for it ever since.”arrangements like “The Twelve Days of Following the lighting ceremony,an Army Christmas,” and more. The each group of scouts will sing Christmasconcert is open to the public. For carols. There will be a drawing for ainformation, call 725-7135. $2,000 shopping spree and a go-cart. Santa Claus will arrive with his elves at Christmas Concert 6 p.m. and be available for photos alongVivaldi’s “Gloria” will be presented 10 with refreshments and cake inside thea.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at the South Post fire station.Chapel. Admission is free and open to “The moment Col. Stephens pullsthe public. For information, call 738-6055. that switch with our two scouts, the whole street is going to go up in Toys for Tots Volunteers l i g h t s , ” F a r r u l l a s a i d . “ I t ’s t h eThe Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots moment the holiday season begins.”program is looking for a few good The Hannam Village tree lightingvolunteers to help with its annual toydrive. Help collect and distribute toys to ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.orphanages and other worthy charities. Dec. 12 at the circle in front of theFor information, call 723-7088. P .L Y - FC commissary. EE ANG WON Moon Hak-bong, Area II Directorate of Public Works carpenter, decorates a tree with Christmas Winter Tour of Homes lights near the Yongsan Fire Station Nov. 23. E-mail holiday decorations from aroundthe world during the American Forces’Spouses Club 2005 Winter Tour ofHomes 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Tour Medical officials: Chase away winter blueshistoric Yongsan homes, including By Sgt. Christopher Selmek problems at work or in relationships, Yet there is hope for those who feelHilltop House and Sorabol House. The Area II Public Affairs which are all symptoms of depression.” only a slight lethargy during the darktour also includes homes in Black Hawk Like all forms of depression, SAD part of the year. YONGSAN GARRISON —Village, Burke Towers, South Post and comes in varying degrees, from The Army Medicine Web site Many Soldiers look forward to the suggests taking a morning walk outsideEmbassy housing. The cost is $5. The relatively mild to debilitating. If any holiday season as a time to celebrate can be as effective for some people astour is limited to 250 people. For person feels they are experiencing and enjoy the snow. expensive artificial light treatments.information, e-mail Cynthia Forrester at severe problems, they should follow the Others dread the coming of usual procedure for someone who Sitting near a window or getting winter, with its short, cold days and needs help. breath of fresh air on breaks can be Basketball Tournament early sunsets. “I would definitely recommend equally effective.Area II Support Activity will host a The clinical term for the winter visiting your chaplain,” Puopolo said. “Exposure to sunlight is one way toPacific-wide men’s and women’s blues is Major Depression Disorder “That’s a very good option. There are improve your mood,” Puopolo said.Holiday Basketball Tournament 3 p.m. with a seasonal pattern, also known also mental health services here at the “Obviously, you wouldn’t want to getDec. 16 at Collier Field House on as Seasonal Affective Disorder. hospital that can help people and sunburn, but 15 to 30 minutes a day ofYongsan South Post. Games Dec. 17- Maj. Anthony Puopolo, outpatient possibly even give you medication.” direct sunlight can be very helpful.”21 will begin at 8 a.m. and continue psychiatric SAD is unlike Such simple measures can lift athrough 11 p.m. each day. The Yongsan unit chief at “Exposure to sunlight is one most subsets of person’s spirits even whencommunity is invited to support their 1 2 1 s t major depression springtime comes around again andfavorite team. Teams will be competing G e n e r a l way to improve your mood.” because it SAD sufferers start to feel better,from throughout the Pacific. For Hospital, —Maj. Anthony Puopolo encourages a Puopolo said.information, contact the Sports Office said it’s not “Taking a walk outside on a nice person toat 738-8608. odd for people to exhibit symptoms hibernate. day can do some people a lot of to some degree. “It’s different, because typical good,” said Sgt. Joshua Milam, News & Notes Online inpatient psychiatric ward supervisor. “I think it’s safe to say that many depressed persons tend to eat and sleepFor more Area II News & Notes, visit the “There are still people who need more people do suffer some decrease in less,” Puopolo said. “People with aArea II Support Activity Web site at help, but a breath of fresh air still and look their mood during the decreased seasonal disorder tend to eat and sleep hours of sunlight,” he said. “The more, in addition to being generally helps me feel a little better.”for a link under “Area II Highlights at aGlance.” problem comes if it starts leading to irritable.” E-mail
  • The Morning Calm Weekly 11 Area II Dec. 2, 2005 Yongsan‘Whole Lotta Rosies’ shakes Yongsan all night longBy Sgt. Christopher SelmekArea II Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — “Whole LottaRosies,” an AC/DC cover band, shook a packedMain Post Club all night long, Nov. 22, proving girlsreally do “got a rhythm.” Trudi “T-bird” Keck on rhythm guitar, SaraSkelton on drums, Melanie Sisneros on bass guitar,Nancy Luca on lead guitar and lead singer CoreenSheehan played Yongsan Garrison on their first stopin a weeklong Korea tour. The band also performedat camps Red Cloud, Casey, Humphreys and Walker. “We all jumped at the chance to do anothermilitary tour,” said Sisneros. “Thanksgiving is allabout family, but a lot of Soldiers have to be hereall by themselves. It’s important to be with themand let them know how much they are appreciated.” The five Los Angeles area women said they are Trudi “T-bird” Keck, founder of “Whole Lotta Rosies,” plays rhythmunited as much by their love of Soldiers as they are guitar on stage in front of dozens of AC/DC, a hard rock band that first made musichistory in 1973. The group began their “Dirty Deeds” promptly at7 p.m., then launched onto the “Highway to Hell”before stopping long enough to introduce themselves. “I just wanted to say how happy we all are to behere tonight,” Sisneros said. “We love you guys, werespect what you do and we are just so happy to bespending Thanksgiving with you.” They next played “TNT,” “Jailbreak” and “Girl’sGot a Rhythm.” PHOTOS BY SGT. CHRISTOPHER SELMEK “What I found most alluring about the band is they Above: Coreen Sheehan, “Whole Lotta Rosies” vocalist, roars atstuck to the old-school stuff,” said Spc. Bill McSwain. the crowd and delights in getting them to roar back, Nov. 22 at“These guys are speaking to a crowd that doesn’t get the Main Post Club. Bass guitarist Melanie Sisneros plays in thea lot of voice, the 30-plus crowd that grew up with background.this kind of music, the civilians and more senior Left: Sara Skelton plays drums for “Whole Lotta Rosies” Nov. 22 See Rosies, Page 12 at the Main Post Club.
  • 12 Dec. 2, 2005 Area II The Morning Calm WeeklyThanksgiving from Page 9planning the event three weeks ahead almost the same as Christmas, but weof time by estimating headcount and have many, many more people here onreserving the correct amount of Thanksgiving. It is the biggest holidaymashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, for the chow hall all year.”cranberry sauce and other traditional Thanksgiving Day is one of the fewThanksgiving meal items. days of the year when civilians are “You definitely do not want to run authorized to enter the chow hall andout of food on Thanksgiving Day,” he share the military dining experience.said. “I like to be with them, and it’s good Dining Facility Manager Cho Hong- for my family to see this,” said Maj.che said seven cooks began cooking Scott Voelkel, who brought his wife andat noon the day before. They worked two daughters with him to enjoyovernight to prepare enough food. Thanksgiving dinner. “The most “Normally we prepare one main important part of Thanksgiving ismeal,” he said, “but this is togetherness.”Thanksgiving, so we want to givepeople lots of options. The menu is E-mail from Page 9month we will continue to provide food sergeant’s or supervisor’s signaturevouchers, as well as toys and gift verifies the applicant is in need ofcertificates.” support. Applicants, commanders or The deadline to submit an application civilian supervisors may submit onefor the December holidays is Dec. 12. application per family. Also, each familyMilitary applicants must have their member listed on the application mustcommander or first sergeant sign the reside with the sponsor in Area II.application. Civilian applicants must After approval and processing, thehave their supervisor sign their applicant will receive a voucher and/orapplication. toys or a gift certificate. “I encourage each commander or Applications are being accepted at thecivilian supervisor to take an active role Yongsan ACS in the Communityin this year’s holiday project,” said Services Building, building 4106, onMcCall. Yongsan South Post. For information, McCall said the commander’s, first call Doris Lebby at 738-8977.Tour from Page 9with their visitors even though they vehicle repairer. “It’s fun and, at theare young and small. same time, Soldiers are giving “I am impressed with the students’ something back to the community. Ienergy and enthusiasm,” Ca said. look forward to the next one,”“They definitely know how to play Berthoud and basketball.” Meeks said he is working on another The children were allowed to board Good Neighbor Program for Christmas.military aircraft like the C-12 Huron, “We are planning a visit toa twin turboprop passenger and cargo Gangnam orphanage,” Meeks said.aircraft, and the UH-60 Black Hawk “Soldiers will collect some toys andhelicopter. The aircraft belonged to the dolls for children living in the2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment. orphanage. I hope they would be “I think this Good Neighbor happy with our small holiday gifts.”Program is such a rewarding event,”said Pvt. Erica Berthoud, wheeled E-mail from Page 11Soldiers.” stage and presented them with the Judging by the screams of the honored Eagle trophy and the gratitudecrowd, many others agreed. of the entire command. He then “Rock music goes over very well encouraged the band to play one morewith the senior enlisted because it’s before going back to their hotel forwhat we grew up with,” said Sgt. 1st the night.Class Richard Gilleland. “It goes over The band did “If You Want Blood …”with the younger crowd just because and “You Shook Me All Night Long,”it’s a good sound. I’d like to hear a as Keck said, possibly their mostlot more around here, actually.” requested song. They signed autographs Other favorites played by the band until nearly 10 p.m. and then retreatedwere “Touch Too Much,” “Hells back to their hotel in Seoul.Bells,” “Shot Down in Flames” and, “I think they all had a really greatof course, the Rosie’s favorite, time,” Keck said. “I still think we had“Whole Lotta Rosie.” a better time. They don’t really realize “This is the best band I’ve seen in what a thrill it is to play in front ofhere since I got here,” said Mary Fox, them. It’s always so much fun.”a sentiment echoed by many others The group has also played inin the crowd. Okinawa, Japan, and just completed Following “Shot Down in Flames,” a tour of military bases in Germany.Mario Farrulla, Area II CommunityActivity Centers director, took the E-mail
  • The Morning Calm Weekly Dec. 2, 2005 13Paternity issues demand attention Warrant officer selection board set for JanuaryBy Capt. John Cho child support, request visitation rights or possiblyYongsan Legal Assistance Office custody and should get military benefits for the child. Special to The Morning Calm Weekly In the past 35 years, the United States has undergone Except for military regulations, the rights and Aviation warrant officers eligible fora reproductive revolution. Abortion was legalized and obligations of the servicemember with the child differ promotion to Chief Warrant Officer 3 and CW4the birth control pill became widely available. There depending on the state. Often the local child support must have an Active Duty Date of Rank of Sept.have been huge increases in children born to single enforcement agency will do much of the work with 30, 2000, and earlier to be considered above themothers. The divorce rate has sky rocketed, so that the court and take the burden off the mother. zone and an ADOR of Oct. 1, 2000, thru Sept.half of all marriages are expected to end in divorce. A judge will order the servicemember to pay a 30, 2002, to be considered in the promotion zone. Every year about one million children are born into certain amount of child support after paternity has Aviation warrants eligible for promotion tofatherless families. Many of these children end up living been established. If there is a court order or agreement CW5 must have an ADOR of Sept. 30, 2000,in poverty. Even if there were no moral obligation to between the mother and father, they must follow the and earlier to be considered above the zone, antake responsibility, servicemembers should be aware support requirements that are stated. If there is no ADOR of Oct. 1, 2000, thru Sept. 30, 2001, tothat family issues, including paternity, can make a court order or agreement, the servicemember will be considered in the promotion zone and andramatic difference in operational readiness and their follow the support requirements laid out in their ADOR of Oct. 1, 2001, thru Sept. 30, 2002, forpersonal lives. service’s regulation that establishes default support below the zone consideration. Whether you are a commander, platoon leader, or payments. Technical warrant officers eligible forsomeone who has received a court order requiring you Being halfway around the world in the Republic of promotion to CW3 and CW4 must have an ADORto take a paternity test, you should know about paternity. Korea, servicemembers can be at a great disadvantage of Sept. 30, 2001, and earlier to be considered Most of the servicemembers that come to the legal in handling paternity suits originating in the United above the zone and an ADOR of Oct. 1, 2001,assistance office with paternity issues, have received States. Sometimes the court will give servicemembers thru Sept. 30, 2003, to be considered in thea letter ordering them to admit or deny paternity. extra time and certain laws, including the promotion zone.Usually the mother has gone to the local child support Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, could delay the court Technical Warrants eligible for promotion toenforcement agency and submitted the name of the hearings. The legal assistance office is here to serve CW5 must have an ADOR of Sept. 30, 2001,potential father. servicemembers and is free of charge. The Internet is and earlier to be considered above the zone, an The child support enforcement agency starts an another great resource for information regarding ADOR of Oct. 1, 2001, thru Sept. 30, 2002, toaction in court to determine paternity. The child support paternity. State child support enforcement agencies be considered in the promotion zone and anenforcement agency or local court sends a letter to can be found at ADOR of Oct. 1, 2002, thru Sept; 30, 2003, forthe servicemember ordering him to admit or deny acf_services.html#cse. below the zone consideration.paternity. If he denies paternity, he will have to submit Nevertheless, there is no substitute for advice from The board will offer the new capability of “Myto a DNA test. The DNA test determines if the an attorney who knows about paternity. Take Board File.” By going to https://servicemember is the father. The servicemember can advantage of available services. Visit the local legal, users can navigate throughvoluntarily acknowledge he is the father and not take assistance office for information or assistance their OMPF, their digital photo and their ORBthe DNA blood test. regarding issues of paternity. In Yongsan, the Legal between Nov. 29, 2005 and Jan. 13, 2006. A positive test or voluntary admission of paternity Assistance Office is located on South Post in Building For guidance, individuals may visit their unit S1is only the beginning. The servicemember has to pay 4329. The office can be reached at 738-6841. or servicing personnel support battalion.
  • Dec. 2, 200514 The Morning Calm Weekly Dec. 2-8 Serenity Serenity Get Rich or Get Rich or Greatest Game An Unfinished An Unfinished PG-13 PG-13 Die Tryin’ R Die Tryin’ R Ever Played PG Life PG-13 Life PG-13 Serenity Chicken Little Chicken Little An Unfinished No Show No Show No Show PG-13 G G Life PG-13 Get Rich or Get Rich or Get Rich or An Unfinished An Unfinished Serenity Serenity Die Tryin’ R Die Tryin’ R Die Tryin’ R Life PG-13 Life PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Chicken Little Roll Bounce Flightplan No Show No Show No Show No Show G PG-13 PG-13 An Unfinished Get Rich or Serenity Serenity Get Rich or Greatest Game Greatest Game Life PG-13 Die Tryin’ R PG-13 PG-13 Die Tryin’ R Ever Played PG Ever Played PG The Weather The Weather Serenity No Show No Show No Show Greatest Game Man R Man R PG-13 Ever Played PGExorcism of Emily Serenity -- Captain Walk the Line -- He Harry Potter & the The Corpse Bride Get Rich or DieRose -- In an extremely Malcolm Reynolds, a picked cotton, sold door to Goblet of Fire Set in a 19th century European Tryin -- An orphanedrare decision, the Catholic hardened veteran on the door, and served in the Air In his fourth year at Hogwarts, village, this stop-motion, street kid (Curtis “50 Cent”Church officially recognized losing side of a galactic civil Force. He was a voice of Harry faces his greatest animated feature follows the Jackson) makes his mark inthe demonic possession of a war, now ekes out a living rebellion that changed the challenges and dangers yet. story of Victor, a young man the drug trade, but finally19 year-old college freshman. pulling off small crimes and face of rock and roll. An outlaw When he is selected under who is whisked away to the dares to leave the violence ofTold in flashbacks, ‘The transport-for-hire aboard his before today’s rebels were mysterious circumstances as underworld and wed to a his former life behind toExorcism of Emily Rose’ ship, Serenity. He leads a born -- and an icon they would a contestant in the Triwizard mysterious Corpse Bride, pursue a promising career inchronicles the haunting trial of small, eclectic crew who are never forget. He did all this Tournament, Harry must while his real bride, Victoria, the music business as athe priest accused of the closest thing he has left before turning 30. And his compete against the best waits bereft in the land of the rapper.negligence resulting in the to family -- squabbling, name was Johnny Cash. young wizards from schools living. Although life in the Landdeath of the young girl insubordinate and undyingly WALK THE LINE explores the all over Europe. But as he of the Dead proves to be a lotbelieved to be possessed loyal. When Mal takes on two early years of the music prepares, signs begin to point more colorful than his strictand the laywer who takes on new passengers -- a young legend, an artist who to the return of Lord Victorian upbringing, Victorthe task of defending him. doctor and his unstable, transcended musical Voldemort. Before long, Harry learns that there is nothing in telepathic sister -- he gets boundaries to touch people is playing not just for the Cup, this world, or the next, that can much more than he around the globe. As his music but for his life. keep him away from his one bargained for. changed the world, Cash’s true love. own world was rocked by the woman who became the love of his life: June Carter. North Country No Show Red Eye North Country No Show No Show No Show R PG-13 R Harry Potter & Harry Potter & Harry Potter & Goblet of Fire Goblet of Fire Goblet of Fire Walk the Line Walk the Line Serenity Serenity PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Harry Potter & Get Rich or Die An Unfinished Serenity Greatest Game An Unfinished No Show Goblet of Fire Tryin R Life PG-13 PG-13 Ever Played PG Life PG-13 PG-13 Harry Potter & Serenity Serenity An Unfinished The Corpse No Show Goblet of Fire Lord of War R PG-13 PG-13 Life PG-13 Bride PG-13 PG-13 Harry Potter & Harry Potter & Goblet of Fire Goblet of Fire Walk the Line Walk the Line Serenity An Unfinished An Unfinished PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Life PG-13 Life PG-13 Harry Potter & Harry Potter & Harry Potter & Goblet of Fire Goblet of Fire Goblet of Fire Flightplan Flightplan The Man The Man PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Harry Potter & Harry Potter & Harry Potter & Exorcism of Exorcism of Goblet of Fire Goblet of Fire Goblet of Fire Serenity Serenity Emily Rose Emily Rose PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13
  • Dec. 2, 2005The Morning Calm Weekly 15Bringing people together through traditionBy Chaplain (Capt.) Allen W. Staley Earlier the Prophet Malachi described John’s For those of you who do not have the privilege of121st General Hospital ministry as turning “… the hearts of the fathers to celebrating these times with your loved ones in I love this time of year! It is one of the most their children, and the hearts of the children to their person this year, I encourage you to be “present”wonderful seasons, for those who regard it as holy fathers …” The angel Gabriel told John’s father with them by joining in your beloved traditions withor not. Zechariah, that his son would bring the people back your friends and your local chapel or faith I find great meaning in traditions, such as the to God, turning “… the hearts of the fathers to the community. Knowing that you and your loved oneslighting of the Advent candles. As a parent and children … to make ready a people prepared for the back home observe these traditions together, evenpastor I adopted this practice, which has become a Lord” (Luke 1:16-17 NIV). across the miles, may just “turn your hearts” tofavorite family event. In the weeks before Christmas These scriptures show what this spiritual each other.every year, with all the hustle and bustle, my family tradition does for my family and me, and for I found this to be true during a deployment inhas grown to love these daily moments of tradition- many others who practice it. It brings the hearts the holiday season, when I took the trouble tokeeping and worship. This is a time we slow down of my children and me (my wife included) pack around a small Advent wreath and otherand draw closer to God and with each other. together and prepares our hearts, in a fresh new symbols of the season. Those symbols brought This week, as my family lights what is called the way, to receive the blessings of the One who is comfort and joy to me, as well as to those lonelyProphets’ Candle, we read about John the Baptist. “the Reason for the Season.” It is my deepest Soldiers I was with.This man prepared the people to open their hearts to prayer that you will let your special traditions May the Lord of this holy season turn your heartthe coming Christ, preaching, “… make straight the draw you closer to those you hold in your heart toward him, as well as toward those you hold inway for the Lord” (John 1:23 NIV). and to the One who holds you in his. your heart. Area II Worship Services Catholic Mass Sunday 8 a.m. South Post Chapel 9:30 a.m. 121 Hospital Chapel KCFA 2nd Tues. 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel 11:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel 9:30 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel 3rd Tues. 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel Tuesday 12:05 p.m. 121 Hospital Chapel (Korean) Lutheran Sunday 5 p.m. Memorial Chapel Mon.-Wed., Sunday 10 a.m. Multi-Purpose Thur.-Fri. 12:05p.m. Memorial Chapel 10:30 a.m. K-16 Community Training Facility Saturday 5 p.m. Memorial Chapel Chapel Latter-Day Saints For information on services, call 738-3011 Jewish Friday 6 p.m. South Post Chapel 11 a.m. Hannam Village Protestant Services Chapel Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Dave Colwell Episcopal Sunday 10 a.m. Memorial Chapel noon South Post Chapel or DSN 738-3011 United Pentecostal Sunday 1:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel (Gospel) Chaplain (Lt. Col.)Daniel Minjares Church of Christ Church International Collective Sunday 10 a.m. South Post Chapel 738-5532 Sunday 2 p.m. South Post Chapel 6 p.m. South Post Chapel Chaplain (Maj.)Samuel Cabrera Collective Sunday 8 a.m. Memorial Chapel Korean Thursday 6:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel 725-2955 Ad goes here
  • Dec. 2, 200516 The Morning Calm Weekly PHOTO CREDITKorean Artist Kim Su-Ho unties and prepares to erect one of the two totem poles he created for Camp Humphreys’ Alaska Mining Co. restaurant.Korean artist’s talents on display at Humphreys By Mike Mooney that dream. After deciding to approach Korean now guard the entrance to the Alaska Mining Co. and USASA AREA III MWR Marketing totem pole artists about the concept, Ross turned to provide another level of authenticity to the concept.” CAMP HUMPHREYS – Area III Business Area III Services Division procurement specialist Ross is hoping the new Alaska Mining Co. concept Operations Division Chief Mike Ross wanted totem Choe Sung-Hak. will be as successful as the totem poles, themselves. poles on the outside of the new Alaska Mining Co. But “If there’s anyone in Korea who can get the “Alaska totem poles are mounted outside the village he knew the cost would be too much – especially the impossible done, it’s Young Choe,” Ross said. and are good luck charms for the people who live cost of shipping – so he almost gave up the idea. “First he approached totem pole makers in the there,” he said. “And, hopefully, our totems will also “And then one day a group of us were sitting Pyongtaek and nearby areas. But none of them were be good luck for the new club.” around talking about the new club and someone willing to tackle the challenge. I was getting (Editor’s Note: Chong So-kyung, Area III MWR suggested looking for a Korean totem pole maker,” discouraged, but then, some how, Choe found Kim Korean marketing assistant, contributed to this Ross said. Su-Ho – an award-winning totem pole carver who article.) “Although they’re lives just north of Pusan. Mr. Kim said he would be different than the willing to try. And try he did.” Alaskan totem poles, “I was thrilled by the opportunity but very nervous the Koreans have their at the same time,” said Kim. “I had never even seen a own ‘spirit sticks’ picture of an Alaskan totem pole. But I could see the outside many villages. artistic challenge, so I said yes when asked. I then We figured that maybe went on the Internet and studied Alaskan totem poles one of the companies to get an idea of how they were made.” that made the Korean Using nothing but a handsaw, a hammer, a knife totems would be and his imagination, the 43-year-old Kim created willing to try their hand two totem poles for the new Alaska Mining Co. at a Native American restaurant at Camp Humphreys. With wife An concept.” Chong-Suk providing artistic advise and painting, An owl stares down from its place The Alaska Mining the duo created two poles that now guard the atop one of the totem poles made Co. is the new name of entrance to the restaurant, just inside Camp by Kim Su-Ho the former Nitewatch Humphreys’ walk-thru gate. Club at Camp Humphreys. The club’s grand opening “Each of the poles took about three days to create,” will be Wednesday. Kim said. “When I got into it, making the totem poles “We already had the ‘Cave’ inside the Nitewatch,” for the U.S. Army wasn’t much different than making Ross said, “and the Alaska Mining Co. theme fits right them for Korean villages and attractions. It was into the Cave concept. The Nitewatch had been a very enjoyable. I am very happy that the Camp Humphreys successful club for a great many years, but it was people appreciate my work.” time for a change. So we decided to make it a “I was more than amazed at what he created,” complete renovation, giving birth to the Alaska Mining Ross said. “Our Camp Humphreys totem poles look Co. concept.” just like what you would see in southeast Alaska or Having lived and worked in Alaska, Ross had British Columbia. some specific ideas he wanted to incorporate in the “But they also have their own, unique twist, like the new club, and authentic totem poles were part of American flag painted into one of the wings. The poles A totem pole is raised into place outside the Alaska Mining Co.
  • Dec. 2, 200518 The Morning Calm Weekly English classes build community relations By Chief Warrant Officer Teddy Datuin Special to The Morning Calm Weekly YONGSAN GARRISON –- Like a wildfire, a relatively unknown English class programs for Korean children and adults in the Seoul area is spreading and Comedy ROKs Returns getting bigger. The class is not only Morale, Welfare and Recreation is helping overcome the language barrier, bringing Comedy ROKs back to Korea. it is bridging the cultural gap between Dante Carter, Miss Gayle and Spike the American children and adults who Davis will perform their stand-up volunteer to teach English, and the comedy act on installations throughout Koreans that come to learn. Korea Dec. 3-16. “It is fun and I like teaching the Korean With appearances on H.B.O.’s Def children,” said Jennason Kuhn, a Comedy Jam, B.E.T’s “Comic View,” sophomore at Seoul American High “Planet Grove,” A&E’s “Evening at the School, who has been volunteering Improv,” Showtime’s “Laffapalooza” teaching Korean children Saturdays since and “The Gordon Elliot Show,” the trio her family arrived in Korea about a year boast fans across America and around and a half ago. “I was scared at first, the world. because I didn’t know what to expect and Comedy ROKs is presented courtesy because of the language barrier. Now I PHOTOS BY CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER TEDDY DATUIN of MWR. All performances are free and feel very comfortable and really enjoy and Tricia Hill, sophomore at Seoul American High School, teaches a group of Korean boys and open to military ID cardholders. For get satisfaction for what I’m doing.” girls, ages 10-12 years old as part of the weekly English class program. information, call 723-3749. More and more Korean children, ages teaching them English,” Warden and Ewha University majoring in Scheduled performances in Korea 7 to 14, and Korean adults from Poppe agreed. Both girls are students Economics, who is in her third week include: 8 p.m. Saturday, Camp Carroll, Hideaway different walks of life, are registering at the Seoul American Middle School. attending the Wednesday night English Club for the Saturday and Sunday English According to the three American class. “I like this informal setting and 8 p.m. Sunday, Camp Hialeah, Pusan Pub classes, both at the Soebingo and student volunteers, the Korean children friendly environment,” she continued. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Camp Walker, Hilltop Hangangno Korean community centers have very good attention spans. “They “I feel very comfortable and [I am] Club outside of South Post’s gates 17 and [Korean children] really want to learn learning more compared to formal Thursday, Area III, TBD 19. More Korean adults are also signing English and they ask a lot of questions,” settings like a school or business 8:30 p.m. Dec. 9, K-16 AB, Community up for the Monday and Wednesday commented the three girls almost in environment.” Club night and Saturday afternoon English chorus. Then they said hey would Christine Oh, another third-year 8:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Yongsan, Main Post classes at the Hangangno Korean always remember this experience, Economics major at Ewha University, Club community center. which would not have been possible had brought her friend Hanna Park to the Dec. 11, Area III, TBD “When we started early last year, they not come overseas. program. Oh has been attending the Dec. 13, Area III, TBD there were less than 50 Korean children Looking into the future, the three classes for three months. 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Camp Stanley, Reggie’s attending the English classes and there girls agreed that their experience “At first, I couldn’t say in English 7 p.m. Dec. 15, Camp Red Cloud, were no Korean adults participating in teaching the Korean kids will definitely what’s in my mind. I just didn’t know Mitchell’s the program,” said Michael Lee, the main affect and influence their outlook to how to express myself in English 7 p.m. Dec. 16, Camp Casey, Gateway organizer and manager of the English foreigners and to their careers. because I was scared,” Oh said. Then Club programs. “There were only two Korean adults, mostly mothers, come with a proud voice and smile, she 7 p.m. Dec. 17, Camp Hovey, Iron sessions then on Saturday afternoons to the Hangangno Korean community continued, “My English has improved Triangle Club … and the classes were only held at the center Saturdays for an English class. a lot since three months ago. I am Hangangno Korean community center. Currently there are 12 that come more comfortable now talking in USO Upcoming Events “Now there are over 200 Korean regularly and are divided into two English. I will definitely recommend and Volunteers are being sought to participate in a Good Neighbor event at children benefiting from the program and groups, based on their level of encourage other students to come to the Camp Kim USO Dec. 14. The event hundreds more are on the waiting list, understanding English. The Monday and this English class.” will welcome Korean elementary school pending the relocation to a bigger place Wednesday night classes are comprised Kyu Dong Kim, a third-year children and will include lunch and and for more American volunteers,” Lee of Korean adults and Korean university Electrical and Computer Engineering bowling. For information on these said with a beaming smile. students from different universities in student at Hanyang University, agreed events, contact the local USO. Jaclyn Warden and her friend Megan Seoul. American volunteers are a mix with Park and Oh that the English class Poppe have also been volunteering since of military personnel and civilians. is helping them express themselves 9-Ball Tourney their families arrived here. “We think the “I felt welcomed right away,” said more comfortably in English. “I learn Beginning Dec. 12, Area I community Korean kids like us American kids Hanna Park, a third-year student at a lot every time from the American activity centers will hoast a nine-ball volunteers,” Kim said. pool league for all interested “If we get a larger space and more personnel serving in Area I. For American volunteers, we can expand information, call the local CAC. the English class program and be part of a larger Good Neighbor program,” Camp Casey Seeks Lee said. The Soebinggo English Bowler of the Month classes are only held Tuesdays and Visit the Casey Bowling Center and be Thursdays during the day and the the star bowler of the month. Individuals can participate in the event classes are only for Korean children. by submitting their score at the front The American volunteers there are desk. The person who hit the top score mostly dependent spouses. will be the winner of the week. And the Both Korean community centers are winner will compete for the title of provided free by the Yongsan-gu district Bowler of the Month. The weekly government. “It will be ideal if we have winner will receive a coupon for one one large center, which we will call the week of free bowling (limit two games Good Neighbor Center, to consolidate per day).The winner for the month will all the English classes and for other receive one month of free bowling ( limit activities,” Lee said. two games a day) and a plaque. To volunteer as an English instructor, Caroline Gettys, sophomore at Seoul American High School, and her group of Korean children. call 010-6325-0765.
  • Dec. 2, 2005 Page 21AMC maintenance experts help with unit repairsBy F. Neil Neeley transition to us, put their knowledge toArea III Public Affairs use and teach the Soldier how to use CAMP HUMPHREYS – If you’re a that equipment and to make sure it staysmaintenance Soldier with a tricky repair running.”problem, you can call the subject matter Fergus has 6 LARs supportingexperts at Army Material Command for customer units in Area III and 13 othersadvice or assistance. These Logistics supporting the 2nd Combat AviationAssistant Representatives, or LARs, are Brigade. They are subject matter expertsthe guys in the know as their boss, Chief in diverse specialties such as logistics,Warrant Officer Steven R. Fergus, supply, tanks, automotive, aviation,chief, Logistics Assistant Officer Army armaments and missiles.Field Support Brigade – Far East, Fergus explained that the mainexplained. mission of his LARS is to enhance the “The majority of my training that a SoldierLARs have many years of receives in theirprior military experience in schoolhouse and totheir areas of expertise,” augment that with hands-said Fergus. “A lot of them on training with guidanceare retired warrant officers and supervision. PHOTOS BY F. NEIL NEELEYor senior enlisted. They “These guys like what George Smith, Aviation Logistics Assistant Representative, (TACOM) assists Pfc. Micahmay want to continue they do and they love the Heathcfck D Troop, 3/6 CAV doing a ‘post gunnery’ on a 30 mm gun from an Apache helicopter.serving their country but Soldier,” said Fergus. The weapon will be stripped down, cleaned and its seals checked, before it is replaced onto the Chief Warrant Officerthey don’t wear the “They’ll do anything for aircraft. Steven Fergusuniform anymore.” them. They can help to “Now the level of expertise may see something done that isn’t to our If they weren’t former senior bring the Soldier’s confidence level up not be what they want - they may want standard, it’s not our job to comenoncommissioned officers, or weren’t’ in their abilities in the field environment. something that we’re not capable of back and tell anybody that somebodyin the military, they may have been a “We really have a customer-focused providing,” Fergus said, “But we can is doing something wrong,” he said.contractor developing the equipment, operation,” said Fergus. “If they want, always reach back to the states to the “We would wear out our welcomeFergus added. “They may want to they ask - we provide.” major subordinate commands for very quickly if we did,” he said. help. We can get the proper “However, we would say, ‘if you did authorization there or they can let us it this way it probably would work know about an equipment modification a little better.’” that hasn’t reached the field yet.” Fergus’ Logistics Assistant Technical Assistance Representatives are also there to help If you require technical each other help the customer. “Not assistance from the Army Field everything is as defined as you may Support Brigade, these are just think it is,” said Fergus. “One of our a few of the 20 LARs that LARs with the Aviation and Missile support Customer Units in Area Command, may be taking care of a III and 2nd CAB. helicopter,” said Fergus, “but there are AMCOM POC: Communications and Electronics Mr. Faircloth 753-6008 Command and Tank Automotive and CECOM POC: Armaments Command elements on that Mr. Purzycki 753-6006 helicopter. It truly is a team effort, if TACOM POC: he has a problem outside of his field, Mr. Griffin 753-6012 he can take it back and get the AFSC Supply LAR: appropriate person in.” Mr. Leonard 753-6005 Fergus stresses that his unit is not LAO Area III:James Faircloth, logistics assistance representative, AMCOM, checks the main rotor blades on a reporting agency. “If we go into a CW5 Fergus, 753-6013a Apache helicopter for cracks or de-bonds with Pfc. Stephen Puzzo B troop 3/6 CAV Apache motor pool or onto a flight line andcrew chief. Faircloth is a former Army maintenance test pilot. The Alaska Mining Arrows Away! Spc. Gabriel R. Rodriguez, A Company, 304th Company (formerly the Signal Battalion (L) and Capt. Angela M. Greenwald, commander, Headquarters and Nitewatch) grand Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Area III opening will be Support Activity, prepare to hit the targets during an interactive archery experience at Wednesday, across from Hwaseong Fortress during a cultural orientation trip sponsored by Pyeongtaek University and the walk in gate. For Gyeong-gi Province Nov. 22. Forty-five Soldiers more on the restaurant, joined students from the university in touring the fortress and other sights as part of the see Page 16. Common Values Project that is a collaboration between the province and the university. COURTESY PHOTO
  • 22 Dec. 2, 2005 Area III The Morning Calm Weekly Bone marrow registration drive a success Community Christmas By F. Neil Neeley Berggren added that the DoD marrow Tree Lighting Area III Public Affairs registry program is one of about 90 All community members are CAMP HUMPHREYS – Seventy registry programs in the United States, invited to the Camp Humphreys individuals volunteered to become all of which add names to the national Christmas tree lighting at 6 p.m. potential bone marrow donors here at registry. Monday in the community park the Community Activity Center Tuesday. Maj. Michael Endres, chief nurse at across from the commissary, “This is the C.W. Bill Young DoD Humphreys Troop Medical Clinic, followed by a reception at the marrow program,” said Maj. Rex credits Berggren for making the marrow Community Activity Center. Berggren, 18th MEDCOM laboratory registry possible. “This drive hasn’t been officer in charge at the121st General done on the peninsula since 1999,” he HAES Christmas Hospital, Yongsan Garrison. said. “It may be years or maybe never F. NEIL NEELEY Program Set “The process here is to register before this happens here again. Sylvia Eckman health promotion coordinator at Humphreys American Elementary individuals who want to be added to the “It’s only being done now through Area III draws blood from Liz Joffrion. School Christmas Program is national marrow registry. It only involves the efforts of Maj. Berggren and it’s Endres also stressed the important roll scheduled to be held at the Youth filling out some paperwork and giving a happening because the DoD marrow that the volunteers played in the marrow Center at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. For blood sample for testing. program trusted him enough to run the registration drive. “They were extremely information, call Becky Drennen at “The blood taken is typed for human program here on peninsula and to helpful,” said Endres. “They allowed our 753-8894. leukocyte antigen,” said Berggren. “It accurately and responsibly ship those active duty folks to stay back at work will be identified based on one of the six samples back to the states, so that there at the clinic.” PTO Secret Santa HLA types. can be a proper match down the road.” “I’ve always liked to donate blood,” Slated for HAES “Once that’s done, if an individual is Endres explained that program said Airman 1st Class Carlin Thomas, The PTO Secret Santa Shop will identified as a potential match, then officials are very reluctant to do that. 607th Combat Communications be held in the HAES Information further testing is done. If a match is “It’s only because of Berggren’s Squadron. “I got an email about this so Center, Wednesday and Thursday. confirmed then the potential donor is reputation that they allowed that to I decided to see if I could help out with The hours will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. given the chance to donate marrow.” occur,” he said. this as well.” Wednesday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. For information, contact HAES students make Tina Paff at Christmas ornaments Seminar Scheduled By F. Neil Neeley at HAES Area III Public Affairs A “Providing Learning Assistance CAMP HUMPHREYS – Glitter at Home” seminar will be held at and paste found it’s way onto each HAES at 6 p.m. Thursday in Room paper and child as students at 201 and at 11a.m. Dec. 9. For Humphreys American Elementary information, contact Maria Albin at School made decorations for the community Christmas trees recently. Health Fair, A contest to judge the best decorated Aerobathon tree will be held at 6 p.m. Monday. Health Fair and Aerobathon for The Christmas trees can be Area III is Dec. 10. There will be a viewed in the park area across from 5K Run/Walk starting at 8 a.m. with PHOTO BY F. NEIL NEELEY the Commissary near the bus registration at 7 a.m. The Health station. Fair is from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. at the Humphrey’s gym. Come out and June Webb, art teacher at HAES, helps enjoy aerobics and lots of great Destiny Simms and Nicole Kubica from health information. For information, Maria Rodriguez’ kindergarten class make call Sylvia Eckman, RN, health COURTESY PHOTO Christmas ornaments. promotion coordinator for Area III, at 753-7657 AAFES shoppers Red Cross Baby-sitting Classes From snag bargains 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday thru Thursday Area III Public Affairs in the Red Cross office, Building 262, CAMP HUMPHREYS – The baby-sitting classes will be offered. Thursday after Thanksgiving is Participants must attend all three traditionally the biggest shopping nights and must pay a fee of $25. day of the season. Grants are available courtesy of the AAFES went all out to attract United Club. Attendees must be 11 shoppers offering free $20 gift years or older.For information, call cards to the first 100 customers 753-7172/3. to enter the store with one young shopper reporting that there was Financial Management already a line when she arrived at Classes 5:40 a.m. for the 7 a.m. opening. Army Community Service offers (From Left) Seventh-graders classes in financial management to Morgan Skaggs and Becky help Soldiers, civilians and family Almquist, fifth-grader Emma members learn how to handle Taliento and fourth-grader Jacob personal finances and the basics of Almquist, contemplate purchases. savings and investments. Classes are All were shopping for Christmas held at ACS, Building 311. Contact gifts for family members, and 753-8401 or 8403 for information maybe a gift or two for themselves. or to register. F. NEIL NEELEY
  • Dec. 2, 2005The Morning Calm Weekly Area III 23Winter weather conditions bringnew challenges to driving in KoreaBy Susan BarkleyArea III Public Affairs CAMP HUMPHREYS – Driving in Understanding Road ConditionsKorea can present many challenges to Drivers needing to stay encouraged to observe the rulesSoldiers, civilians and family informed as to the current road established for military vehicles.members, and the winter driving conditions in the areas where REDseason brings some added challenges they will be driving can call 738- Military vehicles, other thanof its own, such as decreasedvisibility, earlier darkness and slick ROAD (7623) or 02-7918-7623. emergency/essential business, willroads. Road conditions are also posted not be driven. O-5/GS-13 or above “Increase intervals! Slow down! on the U.S. Forces Korea Web may authorize usage for businessKnow your vehicle!” are the cardinal site at, that can not be postponed withoutrules for winter driving safety jeopardizing militaryaccording to Phil Vincent, U.S. Army Conditions/Road- requirements. Snow chains orArea III Support Activity acting safety Conditions.htm or the Area III similar devices will be used.director. “You must understand how cold Web site at BLACKweather affects your vehicle before, ROAD CONDITIONS All U.S. Government vehiclesduring and after operation,” he added. GREEN are prohibited from movement. He warns that fog and black ice are Highway conditions are Commanders of O-6 andthe primary culprits around Camp normal. above must personally authorizeHumphreys. Drivers at Camps Long AMBER the use of emergency vehiclesand Eagle may have more snow to deal Military vehicles, other than after the appropriate riskwith in addition to black ice. According to those required for essential assessment and mitigationwiki/Black_ice, black ice is a thin business, will not be driven on actions are considered. Snowcoating of ice on a surface, often a highways. chains or similar devices areroadway. While not truly black, it is POV owners need to use required, no waivers aretransparent, allowing the usually black ILLISTRATION BY BRODERBUND extreme caution and are authorized.asphalt/Macadam roadway to be seen the road better in poor drivingthrough it and leaving drivers unaware conditions. staff are ready to do everything 7918-7623. Road conditions are alsoof the slick surface. Antifreeze is the second most necessary to get the vehicle in top posted on the U.S. Forces Korea Web Lee Gourley, auto skills center important thing next to having good shape for winter conditions. site at,manager, advises that it’s not too late tires, according to Gourley. Drivers needing to stay informed w w w. k o r e a . a r m y. m i l / R o a d -to winterize vehicles. He advises that Drivers can bring their vehicle to as to the current road conditions in Conditions/Road-Conditions.htm ordrivers make sure their tires are in top the auto skills center and perform the the areas where they will be driving the Area III website atcondition so they will be able to grip work themselves, or Gourley and his can call 738-ROAD (7623) or 02- time to donate to Combined Federal Campaign FederalBy Susan Barkley to one or more of the hundreds of Headquarters Company, 2nd Combat Cross message. She said the RedArea III Public Affairs charitable organizations that fall under Aviation Brigade, and acting brigade Cross “found me at my new duty CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The annual the CFC umbrella. coordinator, finds that many people are assignment and within two days I wasCombined Federal Campaign will end Warrant Officer Ruby Freeman, the anxious to contribute and know in on my way to the Philippines.”Dec. 15, but there’s still time to donate key person for Headquarters and advance where they want their money Freeman has seen many Soldiers to go. receive Red Cross messages and “Two people sought thinks her experience was very typical me out to get their of what a Soldier can expect. booklets,” she said. “Wi t h o u t CFC, many Freeman finds that organizations might not have some people always operating funds because they depend contribute to the same on donations,” said David Satterfield organizations. She said Area III Community area project one of the people she officer for CFC. contacted always Freeman said her command is very donates to multiple supportive and wants to make sure sclerosis. every Soldier is contacted. Freeman She found that a lot also has had donations from Korean of Soldiers wanted to employees, contractors and civilians. donate to hurricane She said her command has been victims and she generous as well. She turns money in suggested that they every week and said she has never had consider American Red less than $1,000 [in pledges and/or Cross. Freeman said checks]. The average donation for her she always donates to unit is about $156.00 per person. American Red Cross. “It’s touching to see there are While she was in- actually people who care about others P B SHOTOB Y processing at Yongsan, USAN ARKLEY and have a heart for the lessWarrant Officer Ruby Freeman, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, gives her she received a Red fortunate,” she said.weekly Combined Federal Campaign turn-in to R. J. Johnson, Area III assistant community project officer for CFC.
  • Dec. 2, 2005 Page 25CORE: Family Force Forum focuses on teensBy Galen Putnam said Wojtonik, who is currently attending “Ask for help. There are an enormous amount ofArea IV Public Affairs the University of Maryland University resources in the schools and in the community to assist CAMP WALKER – Dealing positively with youth, College in Daegu and hopes your student and to assist you,” Toth said. “I’veparticularly teens, can be a challenge at times. In an to work at the Child already heard Col. Hendrix say three times ‘this is aeffort to address that issue, the Area IV Support Activity Development Center on team, we are a family.’ That is true and we need toArmy Community Service held a Family Force Forum Camp George. “I’m lean on one another.”focusing on teens Tuesday at the Evergreen glad teens had a chance The forum concluded with a panel discussionCommunity Club on Camp Walker. to speak out. I’m featuring the guest speakers and representatives from More than 100 participants gathered for the event looking forward to the Staff Judge Advocate’s office, Area IV Supportbased on the CORE, or, Children, Our Responsibility continuing with the Activity Pass and ID office and teen members ofEvery day, concept. Col. Donald J. Hendrix, Area project.” SADD, Students Against Destructive Decisions.IV Support Activity commander, devised the Guest speakers “This is the first one of these we’ve done and itconcept to address issues affecting youth living in discussed a variety of topics was a good first effort,” Hendrix said. “We had a goodArea IV. related to CORE. turnout and we had a lot of people who stayed for all Hendrix kicked off the event by recognizing a 19- Chaplain (Col.) James Boelens, command chaplain of the speakers so it seems we hit on the right subjects.year-old Taegu American School graduate, who for the 19th Theater Support Command, explained All in all, it was a good evening. It was very worthwhileconducted a survey detailing the needs and desires of how to keep long distance relationships vibrant. Dr. and we’re glad we did it.”Area IV teens. Beverly Joiner, chief of Installation Management “We had some outstanding speakers and the panel “A young lady went out and did a great job in Agency - Korea Region Office Child and Youth answered some significant questions – the teens weresurveying our teens to see what we can do to interest Services, provided tips on how to study your children a great addition,” said J.J. Stewart, director of Areathem with programs on post, or programs off post and recognize their characteristics. IV Army Community Service.we would put together for them” he said. “Christina Charles Toth, Department of Defense Dependent “I think everyone who was here will take somethingWojtonik did this project in a matter of weeks and Schools Korea District superintendent, emphasized home with them to use in living and dealing with theirit is going to be very, very, very helpful. We are using school as a starting point when building teens on a daily basis.”going to share this with a number of our service bonds with your children. Young Hee-yoo, from The event was held in conjunction with the Monthactivities because there are some ideas in here that the Area IV Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling of the Military Family.we are going to implement.” Service, provided ideas on how to get more involved More CORE Family Force Forums will be held in “I was overwhelmed when I was asked to do it,” with your teens. the future, according to Stewart. Mayoral elections Decon Response now under way for Walker, George Area IV Public Affairs CAMP HENRY – Elections for mayor of the Camp Walker and Camp George Mountain View Village housing areas are taking place through Dec. 31. Housing area residents can vote at the main exchange, commissary and Soldier Memorial Chapel on Camp Walker; Taegu American School on Camp George; and Army Community Service on Camp Henry. A list of candidates, including biographies, will be available at election locations. For information, call Bonnie McCarthy at 768-8126. Afternoon with Santa slated for Dec. 10 TAS Parent Teacher Organization CAMP GEORGE – The Taegu American School Parent Teacher Organization will sponsor “Afternoon with Santa” 2 – 5:30 p.m., Dec. 10, at the TAS cafeteria. CPL. KANG JI-HUN There will be games, arts and crafts, Kim Si-hyon (right), assisted by Yi Yong-kil, both with the 32nd Korean Service Corps Company at Camp Henry, spray under a decontamination face painting, and much more. “Santa’s trailer Nov. 18 near the 20th Area Support Group motor pool on Camp Carroll. Twenty-eight members of the 32nd KSC Co., and 37th KSC Workshop” will be open to youths who Co. from Camp Carroll, conducted mock fixed site and terrain decontamination operations as the wrap-up exercise following four days of would like to purchase gifts for their Initial Wartime Affiliates DECON Training Nov. 15 – 18. KSC participants developed and improved their decontamination skills and gained parents or other adults. Refreshments technical knowledge including identifying and neutralizing chemicals and biological agents, decontamination skills and techniques, preventive will be available. For information, call maintenance checks and services, maintenance of decontamination equipment and more. Ted Vynorius at 011-9932-6388.
  • Dec. 2, 200526 Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly Caroling Contest The Army and Air Force Exchange Service will conduct a caroling contest 1 – 3 p.m., Dec. 17, at Kelly Fitness Center on Camp Walker. Top prize is $1,800 in antique furniture. Registration deadline is Saturday at the Camp Walker Main Exchange or by e-mail at For information, call Yi Su-yong at 764- 4638. Fine Arts Exhibit Child and Youth Services is hosting the annual Boys & Girls Clubs of America Fine Arts Exhibit and Reception 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Pusan Pub on Camp Hialeah. For information, call Dean W. Moore at 763-3536. ABC Visit Army Benefits Center reps will conduct briefings on the Civil Service Retirement System from 8 a.m. – noon, Wednesday, at the Camp PHOTOS BY STEVEN HOOVER Carroll Community Activities Center and from 8 a.m. – noon, Thursday, at Kang Myung-hee, of the Dabudong Cultural and Art Academy, tells members of the tour about the Korean traditions involved in drinking tea. Tour teaches tea technique, cuisine the Camp Henry Theater. They will also present briefings on the Federal Employees Retirement System, from 1 – 5 p.m., Wednesday, at the Camp Carroll CAC and from 1 - 5 p.m., By Steven Hoover Thursday, at the Camp Henry Area IV Public Affairs Theater. Registration deadline for the DAEGU – Daegu Health College hosted about 30 Soldiers, briefings is Monday. For information, civilians and family members from Daegu Nov. 26 during the call Kim Sang-yun at 768-6625. 19th Theater Support Command Good Friendship Tour featuring traditional Korean cuisine and a tea ceremony experience. AAFES Bazaar After an opening reception, briefing and walking tour at DHC The Army and Air Force Exchange by Kim Kyung-yong, a professor and director of international Service will hold a bazaar 10 a.m. – 6 cooperation at the school, participants spent the next two hours p.m., Dec. 17 and 18, at the Kelly learning the finer points of cooking bulgogi and making kimchi. Fitness Center on Camp Walker. For Tour participants were teamed up with DHC students with information, call Yi Su-yong at 764- varied educational backgrounds for the cooking class. Kim Duk- 4638. hee, a nutrition professor at the school, provided step-by-step Santa’s Mail Bag instructions (interpreted by Kim) on preparing the meal. Parents and children can send their After enjoying lunch, the tour moved on to the Dabudong letters to Santa via the following Cultural and Art Academy where Kang Myung-hee, again with address: an assist from Kim, explained the finer points of the traditional 354th OSS/OSW Korean tea ceremony. Tour members heard about the importance 2827 Flightline Ave. of tea drinking in Korean culture and sampled green tea and Jeanette De Los Santos puts the final touches on some kimchi while her Eielson AFB, Alaska 99702. chrysanthemum tea. partner, Lee Su-young from Daegu Health College, stirs bulgogi ingredients A stamped envelope, complete with during the traditional Korean cooking class at Daegu Health College. Their return address, should be included group was judged second best. inside each envelope. Envelopes will be returned with the North Pole cancellation stamp and a letter from Santa. VFW Children’s Christmas Party VFW Post 10033 in Daegu will host its annual children’s Christmas party 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dec. 17 at VFW Post 10033 near Camp Walker Gate #4. Registration deadline is by Dec. 14. For information, call Ralph Connor at 764-3773 or e-mail him at: Holiday Mailing Deadlines Military postal offices remind everyone to mail early for the holiday season. Check with your local Kim Duk-hee, a nutrition professor at Daegu Health College, explains military postal office for mailing to the class the proper way to make kimchi during a two-hour session Tom Morris, visiting father of a local Soldier, and his two partners Kang Yu-ri deadlines. in which they also cooked a bulgogi lunch. (middle) and Ha Yeon-jung are judged to be the best cooks during the class.
  • The Morning Calm Weekly Area IV Dec. 2, 2005 27Korean Veterans Association members tour Camp CarrollBy Steven Hoover tour continued via bus to the Wastewaterand Jean Moon Treatment Plant, the heavy heliport, theArea IV Public Affairs Crown Jewel Fitness Center and the CAMP CARROLL – Approximately Bachelor Enlisted Quarters that are30 members of the Korean Veterans’ located on the highest hill at CampAssociation of Chilgok County toured Carroll. Then it was on to the diningvarious installation activities here facility for lunch, where they ate fromNov.17, including a visit to a typical the same selections provided to theSoldiers’ barracks room. Soldiers. The KVA was established in 1961 to Many of the participants said thatcontribute to Korea’s freedom and they were thankful for the opportunityindependence by promoting friendship to visit Camp Carroll and for the U.S.among veterans and strengthening the Army presence in South Korea.power and morale of Soldiers. According “Although I have been living in thisto KVA Article V, any person who area (Chilgok) for a long time, I didn’tcompletes their military service know that Camp Carroll made such anautomatically becomes a member of KVA. effort,” said Kim Jong-tae, KVA vice “So, almost all men in South Korea president. “Not only for defensiveare members of the KVA,” said Pak reasons, they have also provided jobs CPL. KANG JI-HUNChong-ku, Camp Carroll’s community for many Korean employees. I also heardrelations officer, “which puts their Choe Chong-nam, (second from right) assistant maintenance manager of the U.S. Army the U.S. Army provides English Campsmembership of registered veterans in the Material Support Center-Korea Heavy Equipment Division at Camp Carroll, explains how for residents and that is also good fortens of thousands. Since 1997, Camp maintenance will be performed on a vehicle to approximately 30 members of the Korean our countries’ development. I hope ICarroll has maintained a close Veterans’ Association of Chilgok County during a tour of the facility Nov. 17. will have this kind of opportunity again.”relationship with the KVA by conducting of the U.S. Army Material Support hun, Area IV Support Activity – Camp Ji Gap-ran, president of the Women’ssporting events, joint memorials for Center-Korea. Choe Chong-nam, HED Carroll. “Next time, we might want to KVA, Chilgok County Division, added,those killed during the Korean War, assistant maintenance manager, guided have more than one room. Forty people “Thank you for giving us thisceremonial functions and staff rides.” them through the facility, showing the filled a single room!” opportunity. As members of KVA, we will The tour opened with a group group the various aspects of repairing He said that the group members do our best to inform people outside ofwelcome from Kevin Jung, director of and caring for military vehicles. asked him questions like, “Do women the Army about the things we saw today,the Directorate of Public Works and Next on the agenda was a visit to the and men use the same barracks? Do you to help continuing to build on ouracting installation manager. After an barracks. “I was impressed by their have barracks inspection every day? relationships. Many Soldiers live in theinstallation briefing by Pak, the group eagerness to see Camp Carroll and visit How many people live in one room?” same apartment as I do, and they arevisited the Heavy Equipment Division the barracks room,” said Cpl. Kang Ji- After answering their questions, the always kind.” Ad goes here Ad goes here
  • Dec. 2, 200528 Area IV The Morning Calm WeeklyNamhae from Page 1families didn’t want to stay withthem. At that time, only theAmerican people took lepers andcared for them. “ M o r e o v e r, t h e y [ A m e r i c a ]asserted that Japan had to stopinvading Korea when we weresuffering. I still remember the timewhen everybody, except America,ignored our pain. Many Koreanstoday don’t know or already haveforgotten how much we owe toAmerica. Without the help they havegiven us in the past, we couldn’tdevelop as much as now. “This event [being involved withthe recovery] was accidental, but Ithought it was a chance to give theirkindness back. I strongly believe PHOTOS BY STEVEN HOOVERthat we shouldn’t lose our Japanese anti-aircraft fire sent the B-24 Bomber “Lady Luck II” and its crew to a fiery death near Even after 60 years, Kim Duk-hyung feels it isgratitude. That is why I want to the summit of Mangwoon Mountain, located on Namhae Island. important for Koreans to remember how muchkeep this ceremony at least until the continued. “It is my first military cause of freedom and peace, indeed of their success today is owed to America.end of my life.” tour of duty in Korea. What I have for all freedom and peace loving flowers on a table in front of the As part of the ceremony, Lt. Col. seen during the past five months is people of the world. However, a photographs of the 11 crewmembersRoger R. Dansereau, Pusan Storage n o t h i n g b u t a m a z i n g . N e w noteworthy fact is that continued who died.Facility and Camp Hialeah construction is o n - g o i n g personal effort and the dedication Kim, who earlier this year wasinstallation commander, presented everywhere, people are vital and the of Mr. Kim and the members of the honored with an Area IV Supportcertificates to four members of the country is absolutely beautiful. Wa r Memorial Activities Activity-Busan Good Neighborassociation and then spoke to the Selfless acts by people like Mr. Kim Association, enable us to keep them Aw a r d , w a s p r e s e n t e d w i t h agroup. and those in Namhae, for our war alive and solemnly remembered on crystal apple inscribed “Brig. Gen. “The memory of these valiant heroes, must be one of the reasons this part of the peninsula.” Timothy P. McHale, Commandingairmen could well have been lost for the blessing of prosperity and Dansereau then placed and General, 19th Theater Supporthad it not been for the selfless freedom, which you enjoy today. saluted a wreath sent by United Command presents this personalservice and humanity of Mr. Kim “We are assembled here once S t a t e s F o r c e s K o r e a f o r t h e token of appreciation to you forand his fellow neighbors,” he said. again today to honor those airmen occasion. This was followed by your outstanding community “I came to Korea this June,” he who sacrificed themselves for the those in attendance placing single support. Gatchi Gapsida!” Ad goes here
  • Dec. 2, 200530 Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily Don’t Eat theMarshma “Ma rshm allow...yet Language Instructor Word of the week ‘jjee-geh’ The phrase of the week soup.” “ I like kimchi soup. ” . Geem-chee jjee-geh jo-ah-heh-yo. kimchi soup I like Conversation of the week Do you like kimchi? Geem-chee jo-ah-hah-seh-yo? Sure. Neh. It is spicy. Gue-goe meh-woe-yo. But, it tastes delicious. Gue-reh-doh mah-shi-soe-yo. May I treat kimchi soup for you? Geem-chee jjee-geh sah due-reel-ggah-yo? Thank you very much. Go-mahp-suem-nee-dah. “A rolling s tone gathers no moss” pollack soup This article is about a recommended book bean-paste soup “Don’t eat the marshmallow yet”