P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF KOREA July 15, 2005
Volume 3, Issue 37
The Morning Calm
USFK celebrates Jeju Park displays
Independence Day art, nature in
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COLA decreases in response Shaggy style
to exchange rate change
By Staff Sgt. Mark Porter Howard said.
Korea Region Public Affairs If there is an increase or decrease,
YONGSAN -- Due to the recent both the exchange rate and COLA
increase in the exchange rate, Korea index are immediately adjusted
received a 2-point decrease in the Cost effective with the next available pay
Of Living Allowance rate. The change period. Exchange rates are reviewed
went into effect July 1. every two weeks and can be adjusted
As an example of how the change semi-monthly if necessary.
will be impact Soldiers, Sonni Howard, While the change will affect military
staff account with 175th Finance COLA, Howard said it will not impact
Command, said for an E6 with two the post allowances -- the civilian
dependents and 10 years of service it equivelant of COLA -- received by
equates to a $35.10 a month decrease. Department of Defense civilian
Howard said changes based on employees.
exchange rates are not made at the “The civilian post allowance is not
local level, but come from the Per affected by currency fluctuations,” she
Diem, Travel & Transportation said. “The post allowances will be
Committee in Washington, D.C. revised based on changes in the PVT. VICTORIA MOOR
“Exchange rates are monitored daily classification of the post, payment table, Reggae artist Shaggy lights up the night at CampStanley during a June 30 concert held as part
by the Per Diem Committee using a employees salary and family size.” of Independence Day weekend festivities. In addition to the hundreds who turned out for the
tracking model and algorithm. The COLA has been authorized for U.S. Stanley concert, Shaggy also performed at camps Casey, Humphreys and Walker, and Yongsan
tracking model can recommend Forces Korea personnel since June Garrison over the holiday weekend. A former Marine, known then as Orville Richard Burrell,
currency adjustments that can generate 2003. The rate last changed in March Shaggy thanked the servicemembers at his shows for the job they do. “Keep doing what you’re
an increase, decrease, or a ‘no 2005, when the exchange rate led to a doing,” he said. “I appreciate the job you guys do.”
change’ to the current COLA index,” 2-point increase.
First U.S. engagement in Korean War remembered
By Susan Barkley lives in the effort to delay the advance of the enemy.
Area III Public Affairs “The battle at Chonan, fought largely by Soldiers
Commemorations marking the 55th of the 34th Regiment, 24th Infantry Division …
anniversary of the first two engagements of was a holding action … Designed to buy time. The
United Nations/U.S. forces with the North cost was high ... Only 175 men of the original unit
Koreans during the Korean War were held July 5 of more than 500 survived the battle,” stated Brig.
in Osan and July 8 in Chonan. Gen. Steven M. Anderson, deputy commanding
In remarks to the more than 250 people at the general, U.S. Forces Korea Advance Element, in
ceremony, Brig. Gen. Joseph E. Martz, 2 UEx remarks to the approximately 200 people in
assistant division commander (Maneuver), called attendance. “Many brave Korean soldiers also stood
Task Force Smith, “one of the opening shots of a their ground as long as they could ... And many of
war of ideologies that continues even today.” F. NEIL NEELEY
them died where they stood rather than yield any
The first shots from United Nations/U.S. Brig. Gen. Steven M. Anderson (R) Deputy Commander USFK more sacred Korean soil to the enemies of freedom.”
forces were fired shortly after 8 a.m. from their Advance Element examines the monument commemorating Four days after the Battle of Chonan, Col. Robert
position at Jukmi Pass Osan. Sustained fighting the battle of Cheon-An with Chang Soo-kun (L) Director of the R. Martin was awarded the first Distinguished
began at 2:30 p.m. and raged for seven hours. National HQ of the Korean Freedom League and Chi Kap- Service Cross given for action in the Korean War.
At the end of the day, nearly one-third of the chong (C) President of the UN Korean War Association. The According to a January 10, 2000 release through
540 Soldiers of Task Force Smith were killed, three examined the monument at the conclusion of the ceremony the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the thirty-
wounded or missing in action. They had faced held July 8. seven months of the war would see 36,940
an estimated 20,000 enemy forces. Americans lose their lives during the war, and over
Martz told the audience that Task Force Smith Nations/U.S. forces faced the enemy three days eight thousand still missing in action. Losses to other
was one of the events that, “set conditions for the later in Chonan, Korean and American civilians and United Nations forces totaled 16,532.
economic and democratic emergence of the military currently serving and living here gathered The citizens of Korea suffered casualties of
Republic of Korea.” at Martin Memorial Park in Chonan to pay homage over 3 million with 415,004 deaths in the
Just as, more than half a century ago, United to the 98 American Soldiers who sacrificed their Republic of Korea.
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Coin Check! Don’t get caught without one
By 1st Lt Michelle Estep to teach you what I’ve researched to coin in a leather pouch around his neck. He reached the front lines and
8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs be the history and rules of the military Shortly after the distribution of the stumbled into a French outpost. Not
KUNSAN AIR BASE – There I challenge coin … medallions, the pilot was sent into trusting his American accent, the French
was … hanging out one evening in a History of the coin combat. His aircraft was severely thought him to be another German
squadron lounge minding my own During World War I, American damaged by ground fire, and he was saboteur and made plans to execute him.
business when the normal sights and volunteers from forced to The pilot had no identification to prove
sounds of the place were suddenly all parts of the “ ... people often take part in land behind his allegiance, but he did have his leather
interrupted by an overwhelming roar country joined the traditions solely because they’re e n e m y pouch containing the medallion.
of numerous metal objects tapping on military in hopes classified as such, but they don’t lines. He showed the medallion to his
glass. to become part of He was captors, and one of the would-be
I looked around to see what was the newly formed really take the time or effort to immediately executioners recognized the squadron
causing the commotion only to realize flying squadrons. understand what they’re doing captured by insignia. They delayed his execution long
that someone at the bar had initiated a Some were and why they’re doing it.” a German enough for him to confirm his identity.
coin check. wealthy scions patrol and, Once identified, instead of shooting
Uh oh. attending colleges such as Yale and in order to discourage his escape, they him, the French gave the pilot a hot meal
Frantic, I patted my pockets, Harvard who quit in mid-term to join took all of his personal identification and a bottle of wine.
searched my jacket and rummaged the war. except for the small leather pouch Back at his squadron, it became
through my purse. My heart was In one squadron, a wealthy lieutenant around his neck. tradition to ensure that all members
racing, and I began calculating how ordered medallions struck in solid bronze One night, after being taken to a small carried their medallion, or coin, at all
much money I was going to have to and presented them to the men in his French town near the front, he took the times. This was accomplished through
spend within the next few minutes if unit. opportunity during a bombardment to constantly conducting challenges,
I couldn’t find this darn thing. One young pilot decided to carry his don civilian clothes and escape. known today as coin checks.
With my jacket turned inside out
and the contents of my purse all over
the table, I realized that I was indeed
going to be “that girl”, — the only one
Independence Day(s) celebrated in style
without her coin. Having just celebrated our celebrations was rooted in the
As I looked up and saw all eyes on nation’s most poignant holiday, enthusiastic and giving attitude of
me, I remembered that for Independence Day, I was struck our employees and countless
emergencies such as this I had stashed by the number of employees in our volunteers. The dedication by
a coin in my key chain wallet. workforce across the peninsula volunteers from every corner of
I prayed as I unzipped the hidden who sacrificed their holiday(s) so our communities, including our
pocket. Sure enough, there it was — others in our communities could sister services, who took time
the shiniest most beautiful military enjoy the events of the extended away from their families during
coin I’d ever laid eyes on. holiday weekend. this holiday to make things happen
I grabbed it and held it high in the It would not be possible to hold was absolutely inspiring.
air for all the world to see. I wasn’t the hundreds of outstanding These individuals epitomize our
going to have to spend my paycheck events, many depicted throughout Army values, especially Selfless
on beer after all. this edition of the newspaper, that Service, and their extraordinary
I assume many of you have found took place across the four Area efforts carried the day.
yourself in similar situations, Commands were it not for the Sincere thanks to all members
particularly here at “The Kun.” With numerous dedicated Soldiers and of the Team who contributed to
the squadron lounges and the Loring civilian employees from the Areas’ such a great and safe holiday
Club being as popular as they are, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Pulling off events of this weekend as we celebrated the birth
everyone is bound to get caught in a directorates, community relations magnitude takes tremendous of our great nation, far from home
coin check at least once while offices, fire, medical and law coordination, planning, personal and on Freedom’s Frontier.
stationed here. enforcement offices, the Army and effort and leadership. Even the Well Done … and thanks for
Sadly, people often take part in Air Force Exchange Service, weather during early July in Korea what you do everyday!
traditions solely because they’re numerous volunteer organizations can provide significant challenges to Hooah!
classified as such, but they don’t really such as Better Opportunities for outdoor activities, but Peninsula-
take the time or effort to understand Single and unaccompanied wide the MWR managers and H. T. Landwermeyer Jr.
what they’re doing and why they’re Soldiers, and the many private community relations teams led the BG, USA
doing it. organizations that support our way. Director, IMA-KORO
So, before you partake in your next communities. The overall success of our
coin check, I’d like to take a moment
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Airmen share culture with Koreans
By Airman 1st Class Juanika Glover
8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Changes Hours KUNSAN AIR BASE – Wolf Pack
All branches of Community Bank members got the opportunity to see
located on military installations in the what it’s like on the “other side of the
Republic of Korea will be closed Aug. fence” recently when they spent the
8 and 20. The bank is normally open night learning and sharing experiences
Saturdays but will be closed these with more than 20 Korean families
dates to allow branches to be open from nearby Jeonju City.
Aug. 1 and 15 -- both military pay days. Airmen from several base
For information, contact the local squadrons volunteered for the Korean
branch of Community Bank. Red Cross Cultural Awareness
Program to learn about Korean culture
509th PSB Helpline and to help Koreans learn about
The 509th Personnel Services Battalion American customs.
is now offering a call-in service for A 1 C J G IRMAN ST LASS UANIKA LOVER
“I always wanted to see the world,
personnel questions regarding Senior Airman Thomas Bookhart, 8th Logistic Readiness Squadron, talks with Kim Kyungsun.
meet new people and have a good time
redeployment orders, promotions, Bookhart was paired with Kyungsun’s family for the cultural awareness program.
doing it,” said Senior Airman Jennifer
clearing and more. On post, call 550- Babb, 8th Aircraft Maintenance Kim Soojin, a program volunteer, haven’t been taught in school. English
4747. Off post or from a cell phone, Squadron information manager. also teaches at the elementary school is a very powerful language,” she
call 0505-724-4747. When she learned about the cultural where many of the children who were added. “This program gives the
The line operates from 6 a.m. until 9 awareness program, she was all for paired with the Americans attend. children a head start on improving
p.m., Monday through Friday. After it. “I wanted to get the chance to spend Kim said the kids were thrilled their language skills.”
hours and on weekends, callers may time with a Korean family and learn about their upcoming sleep-over Jimmy Song, the program
leave a message and will be the local customs,” she added. experience. chairman, came up with the idea for
contacted by PSB staff when the Babb said a lot of people may be a bit “The children were excited about the cultural awareness program more
office reopens. apprehensive about spending the night learning the American culture,” she said. than a year ago when he wanted to
with strangers, “ K o r e a n give the children of Jeonju the same
Combined Joint Staff but she was
Seeks Narrator “I wanted as many children as c h i l d r e n experience the children in Kunsan were
excited about b e g i n getting.
The Secretary Combined Joint Staff is
the new possible to benefit from the l e a r n i n g “We’ve already had a similar
seeking a command narrator. The
narrator performs duties for all UNC/
experience. American military being here.” English in program like this for three years in
Once she the third Kunsan, but not 45 minutes up the
CFC/USFK Honor Guard and Award Jimmy Song, program chairman,
completes her grade, and road in Jeonju,” he said. “I wanted as
Ceremonies. The narrator must possess Cultural Awareness Program
the ability to speak English u p g r a d e many of many children as possible to benefit
clearly.Bearing, professional image and training, the airman plans to volunteer them were eager to practice speaking from the American military being
ability to quickly adapt to changing for even more programs and to get English with the (airmen). here.”
situations is a must. The ability to out and see as much of Korea as she “The program is a good way for
communicate with foreign dignitaries, can. the children to learn some things they Culture,
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general officers and distinguished
visitors is essential. The narrator
position is open to 0-1 through 0-3 and
E5 through E7. Interested personnel
Army programs combat rising divorce rate
may contact Maj. Floyd, at 723-5227 or By Monica Barrera said Lt. Col. David Scheider, director of Family Life Chaplain
Sgt. Maj. Shirley Garrett, at 723-3615 to Army News Service Training Center at Fort Hood. “But it is difficult to get time
set up an interview. WASHINGTON – An increase of divorces among active- off on a duty day, so the requirement makes leaders willing to
duty Soldiers has Army chaplains undertaking a number of let them go.”
Electronic Documents Also available is Army One Source which is a toll-free
programs to combat the rising trend and help Soldiers cope.
Available thru myPay nationwide number as well as a Web site that allows Soldiers
Divorces among officers tripled from fiscal year 2002 to
In support of the President’s to contact a consultant regarding life’s issues. Through this
2004, according to statistics compiled by the Defense
Expanded Electronic Government
Manpower Data Center. After Operation Iraqi Freedom began, service, Soldiers and their families have access of up to six
Initiative, the Defense Finance and
there was an increase of 3,024 divorces Army-wide. in-person counseling sessions at no cost to them.
Accounting Service will provide Wage
“These statistics are a sign of a loss of a dream. People Although deployment is an indicator of the stress on the
and Tax Statements and Leave and
Earning Statements in electronic format don’t get married to divorce,” said Army Chaplain Col. Glen force, both Bloomstrom and Scheider agreed that the problem
for military and civilian personnel who Bloomstrom, director of the Ministry Initiatives Directorate is that many couples do not have the skills needed to make
view their pay data on the myPay Web for the Office of the Chief of Chaplains. their marriage work. “Anytime there is a lot of stress, there is
site. Eliminating hard copies of these Several programs now help Soldiers cope with life and a higher opportunity for people to stray,” said Scheider.
paper documents and providing parenting after divorce. Divorce Care Support groups and Marital skills have been studied by researchers at the
electronic copies through myPay will Divorce Parenting classes are mandatory for Soldiers at Fort University of Denver. The study was funded by the National
save several million dollars and decrease Hood, Texas. Institute of Mental Health through the Prevention and Relationship
the risk of identity theft. “We recognize [Soldiers] come because they are required,” Enhancement Program. PREP is known for thorough empirical
Therefore, effective Friday, all military research. Through PREP findings, Army chaplains are educating
members and Department of Defense Soldiers and their families with coping skills and the skills needed
non-bargaining unit civilian employees to make a marriage successful. Chaplains have established
with a customized PIN, who access several programs and services in the Army that are designed to
myPay are consenting to receive only an help couples manage stresses associated with the military lifestyle.
electronic W-2 and Leave and Earning Bloomstrom said all of the programs focus on three primary
Statement. areas: awareness, attitudes and skills.
The Building Strong and Ready Families program “was
Morning Calm the first marriage education program that was systemically
Send Letters to the Editor, story and systematically implemented in the Army,” said
submissions and other items to Bloomstrom, who has been involved with the program since
MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. its origin in 1999. BSRF was first established at Hawaii’s
For information, call 738-3355. 25th Infantry Division Artillery.
SOURCE: DEFENSE MANPOWER DATA CENTER See Divorce, Page 13
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Korean employees honored
for half century of service
Sgt. Christopher Selmek June 1969, that office consolidated into the
Area Ii Public Affairs Korean Pay Office in Yongsan. She retired
YONGSAN – Three Korean civilian June 30 after
employees from the 175th Finance 35 years in that
Command were recognized for 50 years position.
of dedicated service to the U.S. Army in Myong
a ceremony recently at Balboni Theatre. began service
Paek Un-hyon, Yun Sok-sun and in June 1955
Myong Pom-sik received certificates and as a property
congratulations from Col. Jeffery D. Field, and supply
commander, 175th FINCOM.
“Today we recognize not one, not two,
but three distinguished Korean employees
p a y r o l l
division for 50
clerk for the
Signal Depot Yun Sok-sun
on Camp Market. In July 1957, he
accepted a position as a civilian pay
technician in the Korean Pay Office with
U.S. Finance and Accounting Command.
years of In January 1962, he was promoted to
service,” said chief of the Korean Pay Division, a position
Field. “We all he has filled for 43 years.
know that 20 In his time as chief, he has seen
years is a paydays for Korean National Employees
commitment transform from a manual process where
of no small Paek Un-hyon employees picked up their paychecks in
measure, and 30 years is an outstanding brown paper bags to the current
length of service, but we really have no automated system that provides electronic
precedent for 50 years of service. fund transfers directly to the employees’
“We can only offer our thanks, and bank account.
say that I’m proud of you all and I respect Myong said he has no immediate plans
what you do.” to retire, but is
Paek began his service in 1954 as a currently
security guard with the 5th Ordnance seeking to
Company at Camp Market, which relocated train a
to Camp Carroll in April of 1964. In May replacement.
1978, he was promoted to stock control clerk He has
with the Material Support Command. previously
In May 1980, Paek received a been offered
promotion to the Korean National Pay promotions
Office on Yongsan, where he worked for away from
25 years. Paek and his wife have two Yongsan, but chose to stay because he
sons, three daughters, two loves his job so much.
granddaughters and two grandsons. He “I feel honored to receive this
retired June 30 to spend more time with certificate from the commanding general,”
them. he said. “This job has allowed me to
Yun’s service began in April 1955 as a support my family and myself for 50
civilian pay technician in the Koreans National years, and I feel very lucky that I have
Pay Office, 1st Finance at Camp Market. In been able to do that.”
Culture from Page 3
In his recent conversation with Public Affairs community relations
Rosemary Song, 8th Fighter Wing chief, Mr. Song got the program
extended to Jeonju.
“I knew the children and their
families in Jeonju would benefit
from this experience,” Mr. Song
added. “So far, I’ve already found
a boy who likes soccer and was able
to pair him with an American who
likes soccer a lot as well. Now the
boy will be able to learn things about
soccer he may not have known.”
“This opportunity gives children
an understanding of the world
outside the Korean peninsula,” he
said. “They learn that the people
outside of Korea are just like them
in as many ways as they are
“This program is all about
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS JUANIKA GLOVER understanding and I hope if it’s
Senior Airman Jennifer Babb, 8th Aircraft possible, we can continue this
Maintenance Squadron, is fitted with a traditional learning from each other for many
Korean dress during her stay with the Ko family years to come.”
from Jeonju City.
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Area I Support Activity welcomes new leader
By David McNally Division’s high-op tempo training efforts
Area I Public Affairs on a daily basis,” Landwermeyer said.
CAMP RED CLOUD — Area I The past two years have been marked
Support Activity Soldiers and civilians with great transition, as the 2nd Infantry
welcomed a new leader June 30 in a Division redeployed a brigade to Iraq,
change of command ceremony here. and the garrisons continue to ready
Col. Forrest Newton took command bases in the Western Corridor and
from Col. Jeff Christiansen. camps Page, Falling Water and
“This will be a time of change,” LaGuardia for closure and return to the
Newton said. “It will be a time of seizing Korean government.
opportunities to demonstrate how we Christiansen led the unit’s
can and will enable the warfighters of reorganization from under the 19th
Area I.” Theater Support Command to the
Area I Support Activity is one of four Installation Management Agency. He
regional units in the Installation served as commander for three years.
Management Agency in Korea. The “During my time in command,”
agency supports tenant units on all U.S. Christiansen said, “I came to realize my
installations in the Republic of Korea. job was to simply inspire Soldiers and
Col. Forrest Newton, Area I commander, speaks during his June 30 change of command “You’ve got a great outfit here,” Brig. civilians. My job was to make life
ceremony at the Camp Red Cloud Village Green. Gen. H.T. Landwermeyer Jr. told the better.”
new commander. Christiansen departed Korea to
Landwermeyer is the IMA, Korea become the Military District of
Region director. Washington provost marshal.
Area I manages U.S. Army installations near the “I know you’re going to take them Newton said he will not dwell on
Korean demilitarized zone through two garrisons: to the next level,” he said, “and plans. “Like the great American
! U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Casey, is in continue the great partnership with the philosopher and former heavyweight
Dongducheon, a community of about 70,000 Warrior Division.” champ Mike Tyson said, ‘Everybody’s
Koreans. The city is located 17 miles south of the More than 11,000 2nd Infantry got a plan until they get hit’,” Newton
demilitarized zone. Division Soldiers are stationed on Area remarked. “What we’re going to do is
!U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Red Cloud, is in I installations. discuss plans, but seize opportunities.”
Uijeongbu. The enclave is made up of camps Red Landwermeyer praised the work of Newton comes to Area I from an
Cloud, Stanley, Essayons, Jackson, Sears and the Area I team. assignment as the U.S. Army Inspector
Kyle. Uijeongbu is 20 miles north of Seoul and has The unit employs more than 1,700 General School commandant at Fort
more the 360,000 residents. Koreans and nearly 300 U.S. Belvoir, Va.
Quick Facts !Area I Support Activity has more than 1,700 Department of Army civilians. He began his military career with the
Korean employees, nearly 300 U.S. Department “The Area I team has been fully
of the Army civilians and about 150 Soldiers. involved in supporting the Warrior I,
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Camp Casey leader arrives as well
By David McNally Murray called out the names of several key staff
Area I Public Affairs members during his departure speech.
CAMP CASEY — The new Camp Casey “Your efforts last fall in the Western Corridor
garrison commander took the reigns of leadership camp closure campaign were Herculean,” he said.
June 29 at an indoor ceremony at the Carey Physical “Now your efforts in facilitating camp returns is
Fitness Center. of strategic importance.”
Lt. Col. Terry Hodges assumed command from Lt. While this mission is still in progress, Hodges takes
Col. Stephen Murray. charge of the garrison.
“I’m blessed to once again safely return to the Camp Hodges recently completed duty with the U.S. Joint
Casey Enclave and Western Corridor,” Hodges said. Forces Command as chief of the command and control
PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLY
“I once proudly wore the Indianhead patch of the 2nd section; analyst; researcher and subject matter expert Lt. Col. Terry Hodges assumes command of the U.S. Army
Infantry Division.” at the Joint Center for Operational Analysis- Lessons Garrison, Camp Casey June 29 at an indoor ceremony at the
In 1989, Hodges was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Learned in Suffolk, Va. Carey Physical Fitness Center.
Division where he served as the division chemical staff Hodges is a Jackson State University graduate,
officer and executive officer, 4th Chemical Company. Jackson, Miss., where he earned a Bachelor of Science
“I look forward to the many tough command degree in chemistry. Later, he attended Central
challenges; however, please know that I ask all of you Michigan University and completed a Master of Science
for your continued support,” Hodges told the Soldiers degree in administration.
and civilians at his change of command ceremony. “I am further blessed to not only lead some of
The U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Casey, is responsible the greatest Soldiers, civilians and Korean
for installation management for camps Casey, Hovey, personnel,” Hodges said, “but to work hand-in-hand
Mobile, Castle, Nimble, Warrior Base and the Korea with numerous other great leaders from the U.S.
Training Center at Rodriguez Range. The organization and Korea.”
is also responsible for preparing the bases in the Murray departed Korea after two years in command
Western Corridor for return to the Republic of Korea. to join his family in Wasilla, Alaska. He retires after 20
During Murray’s command, camps Liberty Bell, years as an infantry officer.
Greaves, Giant, Garry Owen, Stanton, Howze and Korean Service Corps employees and Camp Casey garrison
Edwards were vacated by U.S. forces. E-mail email@example.com Soldiers stand in formation for the inclement weather ceremony.
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Uijeongbu road-widening project continues
Incheon Shuttle Service
The Camp Red Cloud Incheon Express
Shuttle now departs CRC at 7:05 a.m.
instead of at 6 a.m.
Financial Advisor Visit
The University of Maryland University
College financial advisor will visit the
Camp Stanley Education Center 1 – 4
p.m. Tuesday to advise Soldiers about
eligibility for financial assistance to
purchase textbooks and other issues.
Call 732-5915 to make an appointment.
Customer Service Point
All Customer Service Points, commonly
known as Central Issue Facilities, will
be closed Tuesday – July 22 for
training. Personnel needing to turn in
items during this time should contact
their supply room.
Special Forces Recruiting
Army E-4 through E-7 or O-2 through
O-3 (year group 03), with a GT score of
100 or higher, U.S. citizenship and an
APFT score of 229 or above, may qualify Yi Moon-il, a Korean construction worker, helps demolish the former 552nd Signal Company building near the Camp Red Cloud fence line. The
for the U.S. Army Special Forces.
Uijeongbu city government recently released nearly $13 million to fund the road-widening project. The plan includes construction of a new CRC
Weekly briefings are held Tuesdays at
main gate, the movement of the bus station, taxi stand, gas station and several units. An agreement between Area I and Uijeongbu was
1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Camp
originally signed in Dec. 23, 2003; however, the project was on hold until the city provided the necessary funds.
Casey Education Center. For
information, call 738-1818.
Summer Trips, Activities CRC firefighters battle on the soccer field
The USO, Community Activity Centers
and Better Opportunities for Single and Friendly competition “This event enhances our friendships explained.
unaccompanied Soldiers program all and working relationship,” said Chief Around 80 people gathered at the
host trips to locations throughout spreads to Uijeongbu, John Cook, CRC fire chief. “We already soccer field on post for the match. The
Korea. For information, visit the public Camp Red Cloud firefighters beat the
affairs intranet site, http://8army/sites/
CRC fire departments have a mutual aid agreement, so when
we get everyone together face-to-face Uijeongbu team 6-2 before heading to
2id/Staff/pao/default.aspx. The Pear By Spc. Stephanie Pearson for some fun, it helps when we have to the pavilion to enjoy a barbecue
Blossom Cottages also offer classes, Area I Public Affairs respond to a call.” friendship dinner.
events and services. CAMP RED CLOUD — Firefighters Cook said they chose to hold a soccer Last year, the Uijeongbu Fire Service
from the Uijeongbu Fire Department tournament because soccer is a popular hosted the event at the NBC Studio
Safety Training joined Camp Red Cloud Fire Services sport in Korea. soccer field in Uijeongbu. The CRC team
The Safety Certification Class for here July 6 for an annual friendship “All the firefighters are Korean, so won that tournament as well.
additional duty unit safety officers and soccer match. “Everyone likes to win, but for me,
it’s a sport they can play and enjoy,” he
noncommissioned officers will be at
the friendships built are the most
Building S-1504, Camp Casey at 1 p.m.
important part,” Cook said.
the second and fourth Friday of each
In addition to the annual soccer
month. For information, call 730-4234.
match, officials from both departments
Commissary Spending meet regularly for friendship lunches.
All U.S. Forces Korea Members “I know all of Uijeongbu Fire
registered in the Defense Biometrics Department’s chiefs and assistant
Identification System can now view chiefs,” Cook said. “It really helps if we
their commissary spending online at ever have to do something beyond
https://pimsk.korea.army.mil. Some mutual aid. I feel that if I need something,
DBIDS registration information is also they won’t have a problem helping out;
shown to assist USFK members in and if they ever need something, they
keeping their registration information know that we will do all we can.”
current. If any corrections need to be Cook explained the intent of mutual
made, visit any DBIDS registration aid in fire service is to help with an
center to update information. emergency beyond the ability of the
Korean Employee “It also helps when [we] need special
Training equipment,” he said. “For example, if we
The Area I Civilian Personnel Advisory need a ladder truck, or they need a truck
Center will conduct Introduction to with better foam capabilities, we can help
Supervision of Korean Employees each other out. It goes both ways.”
training in English 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. July Cook said they have often been called
26 in the CPAC classroom on Camp Red to help fight large fires in the city, and
Cloud. Those interested in attending
the Uijeongbu Fire Department has come
must submit form DD-1556 and an
on base to help respond twice since he’s
Individual Development Plan to Han
SPC. STEPHANIE PEARSON
Kyu-un by Tuesday. For information,
call 732-9060. Oh Tong-hwan, Camp Red Cloud firefighter (right), tries to get the ball from a member of the
Uijeongbu Fire Service team at the annual friendship soccer match July 6. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Morning Calm Weekly Area I July 15, 2005
Area I DOL recovers, reuses millions in furniture
Western Corridor Warrior Country’s closing camps. coordinate transfer or disposal with raining, or it will damage the
furniture project proves Area I Logistics director T.J. Welin multiple agencies. furniture,” he explained. “So if it’s a
said this means clearing 1,775 rooms Unserviceable furniture is separated rainy day, we’re not going to get much
to be a challenge with more than 50,000 pieces of by like items, inventoried and disposed work done, and we’re in monsoon
By Spc. Stephanie Pearson furniture from six camps in the of. Welin estimates 80 percent of the season right now.”
Area I Public Affairs Western Corridor. furniture they recover will be Even so, both men said they are
CAMP HOWZE — Although all “This is the largest furniture classified as unserviceable. pleased with the work their office has
units have departed the Western movement in Korea,” Welin said. The remaining, serviceable accomplished.
Corridor, there is still work to be done “ I t ’s c o m p a r a b l e t o t h e b a s e furniture will be redistributed “The Western Corridor has been
before the bases can be returned to the closures in Europe.” throughout Korea. closed for six or seven months now,
Korean government. The Area I Welin said they have to inventory all “We’ve already returned over $1 but we didn’t get funding to start
Directorate of Logistics has been tasked furniture, classify it as serviceable or million in dining facility equipment to clearing the furniture until the end of
with recovering all furnishings from unserviceable, separate it and then other facilities in the peninsula,” Welin April,” Welin said. “Since then, we’ve
said, “and because of all the furniture completed Camp Greaves and 90
from these bases, we won’t have to percent of camps Edwards and
buy furniture in Area I for a long time.” Stanton. We expect those to be
“We have more than enough finished within the next week, and our
demand for the furniture,” agreed goal is to be finished with the Western
James Richardson Jr., deputy director. Corridor by Aug. 31.
“All the furniture we redistribute “And we accomplish all this as
throughout the peninsula is a cost expeditiously as possible while still
avoidance of over $10 million.” continuing our mission of day-to-
Welin said recovering the furniture day support to our customers,”
has been a challenge. Welin said.
“We have people working 10 hours The DOL is now in the planning
a day, six days a week to get this stages of furnishings removal for
done,” he said. “The sooner we can camps LaGuardia, Page, Falling
close bases, the more money we can Water, Kyle, Sears and Nimble, while
save. It costs a lot to keep them open.” the Installation Property Book Office
The biggest issue has been the is coordinating redistribution of the
weather, Richardson said. furniture throughout Area I.
SPC. STEPHANIE PEARSON “The contractors can’t move the
Korean workers remove furniture from a vacant Camp Howze barracks July 6. serviceable furniture when it is E-mail email@example.com
Headphones are not a uniform option Area I from Page 5
Commentary by U.S. Marines in 1968, where he Following the change of
Command Sgt. Maj. James Lucero served as a 1st Marine Division command ceremony, the community
2nd Infantry Division Command Sergeant Major infantryman in Vietnam. welcomed the new commander with
Newton completed his enlistment a Mitchell’s Club reception.
CAMP RED CLOUD — Improper in 1971 as a Presidential Security L a t e r, N e w t o n g a t h e r e d h i s
wear of headphones and earphones Detachment sergeant at Camp David, commanders and key staff at the
poses hazards to our Warriors. Md. Following graduation from Camp Red Cloud Theater where he
The Warrior Standard, chapter 3, explained his command philoshophy.
Eastern Michigan University, he was
page 69, sets the guidelines for wearing Newton said he wanted to know
commissioned in the U.S. Army
headphones. This section reads in part,
Reserve. In 1982, he entered active the issues and problems, and what
“Headphones/earphones will not be
duty in the military police corps. the staff needs to do their job.
worn at any time while in the uniform.
Newton previously served in “We have a mission to take care
This includes cell phone earphones.”
Korea as the 728th Military Police of our Soldiers,” he said. “We owe
This rule also applies when riding
Headphones in uniform are prohibited. Battalion commander. t h e m o u r l o y a l t y, d i g n i t y a n d
the bus while in uniform.
“Time to move out and draw fire respect.”
Cell phone earphones are not part
of the Army uniform. Leaders should Department of Defense installations is b u d d y, ” L a n d w e r m e y e r t o l d
make the correction when prohibited. Newton. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
encountering Soldiers who are walking The headphones could also pose a
with cell phone earbuds in their ears. safety risk by distracting the wearer
Headphones can be convenient tools while the Soldier is operating heavy
when properly used, but they are not machinery or other equipment.
part of the Army uniform. Headphones “If headphones are on the head but
can also pose a safety hazard when not over or in the ears they are still
improperly used. unauthorized.”
The Warrior Standard Wearing headphones in this manner
reads,“Regardless of the uniform, detracts from the image of the
Warriors will not jog, run, walk, ride disciplined Warrior and the appearance
bicycles, or operate machinery while of the Army uniform.
wearing or using earphone-style audio All of our Warriors must guard
systems.” against head injuries; no one is
The paragraph outlines the safety invincible.
issues concerning wearing Warriors conduct many activities
headphones during physical activity. outdoors, from training to recreation.
Soldiers running, walking or driving It is incumbent upon leaders to ensure
with headphones can’t hear vehicular our Warriors conduct these activities
traffic, putting them at risk for serious in a safe environment with the proper DAVID MCNALLY
injury. The wearing of headphones and supervision so that they remain ready Brig. Gen. H.T. Landwermeyer Jr., Installation Management Agency, Korea Region director,
earphones while jogging on to “Fight Tonight.” (right) passes the Area I Support Activity colors to Col. Forrest Newton June 30 at the Camp Red
Cloud Village Green.
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Valor 6: Two years Area II Support Activity
By Col. Timothy K. McNulty
Area II Support Activity Commander
holds first organization day
YONGSAN — As I depart Area II for By Cpl. Seo Ki-chul
my new assignment, I would like to say Area II Public Affairs
farewell by highlighting some of the YONGSAN — The Area II Support
accomplishments we have made together Activity celebrated its first annual
here in Area II organization day July 1 as Soldiers,
over the past two civilians and family members gathered at
years, largely due Collier Field House for a barbecue and
to the “Area II: an afternoon of sports, games and prizes.
THE Assignment Activated in October 2003, Area II
of Choice” Support Activity took over the 34th
program and Support Group base support mission in
others like it that September 2004 as part of the Installation
invite the sharing Management Agency - Korea Region. In
of information addition to base operations support, its
Col. Timothy McNulty
and action to goal is to enhance quality of life and well-
improve the community. being initiatives at Yongsan and outlying
The “Area II: THE Assignment of Area II installations.
Choice” program empowers the Area II “It’s good to see your smiling faces
PHOTOS BY SGT. CHRISTOPHER SELMEK
Support Activity staff to take this morning. As many of you know, I
suggestions from community members will be leaving in two weeks. But I hope Lee An-kwang performs a slow dance as Directorate of Logistics fans cheer at the final soccer
and put them into action quickly. Many today will be a great opportunity to talk match of the Area II Organization Day at Collier Field House July 1.
improvements on Yongsan Garrison and about our successes in the past year. We Directorate of Public Works edged out the U.S. Army] Soldiers and all of the
in Area II have been realized because owe these successes to you, and I applaud the Directorate of Logistics in volleyball, civilians.” said John Wright, deputy
community members, including Korean all of you for your work,” said outgoing softball and soccer despite energetic director of the Area II DOL.
National employees, voiced their issues, Area II Commander, Col. Timothy K. fanfare from the logistics cheerleading Area II Support Activity’s top NCO,
interests and concerns during town hall McNulty, who turned over the Area II section. Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin N. Witt,
meetings at Yongan Garrison, Hannam Support Activity colors to Col. Ronald C. “Organization day gave us a chance commended the unit before presenting
Village and K-16, as well as during our Stephens Thursday during a change of to meet new people and enjoy a great time trophies and drawing for prizes at the
quarterly radio town hall meetings or by command ceremony at Yongsan. together,” said Sgt. Sandra Sipes, NCO end of the day. Grand prize raffle winners
using the Commander’s Suggestion Following a barbecue at Lombardo in charge of the Property Control Branch were Pfc. Victor Trujillo, who won an
Program or hotline. Additionally, we Field, and visits from U.S. Forces Warehouse for Headquarters and adult bicycle, and Staff Sgt. Stancey
instituted a new Interactive Customer Korea Commander, Gen. Leon J. Headquarters Company, Area II Support Mitchell, who won a child’s bike.
Evaluation, or ICE, system linked to the LaPorte, Eighth Army Commander, Lt. Activity. “Our section showed great team “Everyone worked together to make
Area II Web site that encourages Gen. Charles C. Campbell and IMA- spirit and supported each other in the this day a success,” said Witt. “It was a
customer feedback. We’ve been KORO Director, Brig. Gen. H.T. sports events.” great event because we brought all of
listening, and responding. Landwermeyer Jr., Area II Soldiers, Overall, participants said the our Soldiers and civilians together for a
We have greatly enhanced Area II Korean and American civilian employees organization day built a sense of fun-filled day of activities, teamwork
force protection by improving security and family members competed for fellowship among Area II supporters. and camaraderie. It was great and it will
at Yongsan and Camp Tango entrance trophies and bragging rights in several “It turned out to be a really good be even better next year.”
and exit gates. We also enhanced the Area athletic events. team-building experience between
II courtesy patrol program that supports Competition was fierce as the American and [Korean Augmentation To E-mail Kichul.Seo@korea.army.mil
U.S. Forces Korea directives to combat
prostitution and human trafficking.
Infrastructure improvements over the
past two years include construction of
Burke Towers, the overpass linking
Yongsan Garrison’s Main and South posts
that improves accessibility for vehicles
and pedestrians, the completion of a
modern Multi-Purpose Training Facility
on South Post, groundbreaking for a new
Community Activity Center at K-16 and
renovations which began last month on
the Hannam Village towers. We have
recently brought on line 60 new field
grade officer quarters and 252 new
barracks spaces on Yongsan Garrison,
plus completed more than $1.5 million in
barracks and BEQ renovations and
upgrades in Area II.
Together, we have created a better
place for middle school students and
Cpl. Kim Chan, left, Maintenance Shop clerk, Directorate of Logistics,
teens by opening a new Teen Center on
Area II Support Activity faces off with Kim Eun-sung, right, electronic
Yongsan and a new middle school/teen
Randy Ross, Area II Safety, limbos along with the children at the Area II maintenance worker, Directorate of Public Works, at the Collier Field
See Teamwork Page 11 organization day at Collier Field House July 1. House soccer field during the soccer game finals July 1.
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Area II The Morning Calm Weekly
Left: Contestants gobble their slices during the
watermelon eating contest, part of the July Fourth
celebration at Collier Field House.
Above: A martial arts devotee flies through the air during a
Hapkido demonstration at Collier Field House July 3.
PHOTOS BY STEVE DAVIS
July 4th celebration ends with a bang
By Steve Davis like a cowboy to introduce England and his band. with family and friends, but I really appreciate it.”
Area II Public Affairs “I’ve got my boots, I’ve got my spurs and I’ve Sgt. Mike Johnson, a medical specialist also at the
YONGSAN — Monsoon rains could not stop the got my six-gun,” said McNulty. “The rain dampened Ty England concert, said “MWR put on a pretty good
July Fourth celebration this year at Yongsan Garrison. the ground today, but it didn’t dampen our spirits.” thing for us.” He said he was spending his third July
Though events had to be moved indoors July 2-3, McNulty credited the teamwork of the Area II Fourth weekend overseas.”
the show went on, ending under clear skies July 4 Support Activity staff, sponsors and volunteers of U.S. Forces Korea Commander, Gen. Leon J.
with a grand finale of patriotic music and the colorful the July Fourth celebration for pulling together to make LaPorte, also at the England concert with his wife
flash of fireworks. the event happen. Sponsors included the New Seoul Judy, said he has spent as many as 12 Independence
“We knew rain was moving in and we were People to People organization, the Korean-American Day weekends overseas during his career. He visited
monitoring it closely,” said Mario Farrulla, chief of Relations Enterprise, the USO and Better Opportunities England before the performance to thank him for
recreation for the Area II Support Activity. Farrulla for Single and unaccompanied Soldiers. Raffles were coming to Korea to entertain.
and other MWR officials met daily at 7 a.m. throughout held to award prizes, including a round-trip airline England said he was surprised and flattered to meet
the holiday weekend to assess the weather situation. ticket to the United States, throughout the weekend. Gen. LaPorte. “I didn’t know whether to take my
As a result, all events July 2-3 – including a Their efforts to keep the celebration on track were hat off or not,” said England, who throughout his
community carnival, performances by reggae artist appreciated by those spending their Independence Day performance expressed his appreciation to those
Shaggy and country star Ty England – were moved weekend overseas. serving overseas.
inside Collier Field House. Shaggy drew an “This is my second Fourth of July overseas,” said Rain subsided July 4 and fireworks went off without
enthusiastic crowd of about 1,000. England attracted Sgt. Mark Lopez from U.S. Forces Korea J3, who a hitch, ending the holiday weekend with a bang.
about 500, including outgoing Area II Support Activity was at the Ty England concert. “USO brought a little
Commander Col. Timothy K. McNulty, who dressed bit of home to us. It may not be like being back home E-mail DavisSt@korea.army.mil
SGT. CHRISTOPHER SELMEK
Alexandra Medina, with patriotic ribbons and a flag on her cheek, plays with Ellie the dog
just before the fireworks show at Collier Field House July 4.
Above: Reggae artist Shaggy entertains a
crowd of about 1,000 at Collier Field House
during the three-day Area II Independence
Left: Visitors line up for flags and balloons
before fireworks July 4. In cowboy hat, jeans, boots and a six-shooter, Col. Timothy K.
McNulty teams up with country star Ty England to announce prize
winners during Area II Independence Day festivities July 3.
The Morning Calm Weekly Area II July 15, 2005
Safety campaign ends with fewer citations
By Sgt. Christopher Selmek the Korean National Police his or her driving record and the chain is too short to warrant proper safety,
Area II Public Affairs enforcement and also of people of command will be notified for which he said simply is not true.
YONGSAN — Fewer Area II understanding the message we’re further actions.” “Statistically, most people get
drivers received citations during the trying to get across.” The MPs also try to educate people killed within a five to ten minute
2005 National Safety Belt Campaign Safety belt usage is mandated both on the need for safety through various radius of their home,” he said. “A lot
conducted from June 27 to July 11 than by the Department of Defense and banners strung up around post, and of times we get in a rush moving
during the 2004 “Click-it or Ticket” the Republic of Korea, so Soldiers also through a presentation at the around inside our vehicle, and we get
campaign. have a requirement to wear their newcomers brief to highlight traffic into a relaxed mode.”
Fifteen drivers received citations safety belts both on and off post. laws while in Korea, said Dickerson. Even though the annual campaign
during this year’s two-week campaign Random checks at all gates are Safety, he added, is an even more has finished, the law remains the same
compared to 42 last year, according to performed by Military Police important concern than just getting and enforcement will continue in the
Sgt. First Class Gregory Dickerson, throughout the two weeks of the a ticket. form of traffic checkpoints and
Area II provost sergeant. campaign to ensure compliance with “Based upon the statistics we get friendly reminders from gate guards.
“The whole point [of the this standard. from all over Area II, we know that The rules are designed to keep drivers
campaign] is to re-emphasize the “Most people don’t realize that the personnel wearing safety belts have a safe, and the MPs are only trying to
importance of safety,” he said. “I Korean police will pull you over and much greater survival rate in the event keep people alive.
think we’ve done an excellent job, issue you a ticket for failing to buckle of an accident,” he said. As the saying goes, “Click-it or
and the fact that the number of your safety belt,” said Dickerson. “If Dickerson said many people fail to Ticket.”
citations given out was drastically a driver is cited for failing to use the put on the seatbelt because they are in
reduced is a very positive effect of safety belt, points will be added to a hurry, or because they think the trip E-mail Christopher.M.Selmek@us.army.mil
Teamwork from Page 9
center at Hannam Village. These physical relationships with schools. As a result, Area II made great friends here. I am particularly grateful to
improvements work towards raising the quality of students are high achievers and an overwhelming the Yongsan-gu and Bupyeong-gu Korean-American
life in Area II. majority of our high school graduates win Friendship Councils, the Korean-American Relations
Columbus Day festivals, the MWR Concert Series scholarships and go on to college. Enterprise and the New Seoul People-to-People
and many new sports and recreation programs also We have sought new and more efficient ways to International Chapter for their warm send-off as my
improve our quality of life. We have begun new support Soldiers, Department of Defense and Korean family returns to the United States.
programs like the Child and Youth Services drama, National civilian employees, and family members These are only a few highlights of the many things
dance and video game clubs, as well as computer through Army Community Services and other Area we’ve done together. Thanks for all the support. I
classes and a career support group for spouses. We II Support Activity organizations. wish you all the best. Through your participation and
have also worked diligently with local educators and Literally hundreds of community relation events support, we have a great community. I know you’ll
earned recognition from the Department of Defense have strengthened our bond with the Korean provide the new Area II Commander, Col. Ron
Dependent schools that our programs have set the community, including a student intern program Stephens, the same outstanding support you provided
standard for how a military community should build between Area II and two Korean universities. We have Kathy and me.
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Channel (Channel 3). the snack bar and game room area, will Services will host summer recreation American Red Cross is offering
be closed Aug.1 – 12 for scheduled lane programs for children first through several courses throughout this
Yongsan Filling Station resurfacing. For information, call 723- fifth grades through Aug. 19. Program summer. The classes include:
Hours Extended 7830. activities include weekly field trips, ! First Aid, Adult, Child, Infant CPR
Weekend hours have been extended two swimming, arts and crafts, songs, and AED, 6 – 10 p.m., Thursday thru
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! Babysitting, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., July 23,
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! ARC New Volunteer Orientation,
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Bentley’s Pub in Dragon Hill Lodge
will host the “Dating Game” Special Duty as an News and Notes
ACS 40th Birthday Deadlines
Wednesday. The winning couple will Inspector General
Barbeque Deadline for submission to
win a dinner for two at Sables The office of the Inspector General,
Army Community Service will host a 40th Community Calendar is Friday prior
restaurant. This is all for fun, so don’t United States Forces Korea and Eighth
birthday celebration 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. July be nervous. For information, call 738- t o t h e n e x t w e e k ’s p u b l i c a t i o n .
U.S. Arm y is looking for branch
22 at the Community Service Building. 2222, ext. 24. qualified commissioned officers in the Announcements will be published
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July 15, 2005
Knowing options can ease pain of divorce Divorce
BSRF is not marriage counseling,
from Page 3
By ist Lt. Tobias D. Hunziker on matters such as child custody and family law attorney. said Bloomstrom. It is marriage
Cleint Services, Area III Legal Center asset division will normally go much On the subject of children, it is very education. As stated in the 2002
Executive Summary interim report of
t seems like everyone is getting faster than a proceeding where one party important to honor whatever child support
divorced these days; and not just either refuses to participate or contests agreements are in place. The Army has BSRF, “While the Army has developed
celebrities like Brad Pitt and the result. specific requirements for child support, and deployed numerous programs to
Jennifer Aniston. This is where a separation agreement and if a Soldier is receiving any type of treat and respond to family and couple
The stress involved in the separation can come in handy. A separation pay for dependents, they must ensure their issues, the strengths in the underlying
created by serving in Korea can put a agreement can assist a couple to dependents are receiving that pay, or they design of BSRF lie in a focus on
strain on even the most stable of marriages. determine the division of their assets and could face criminal penalties under both prevention rather than reactive, crisis
Army officials reported 10,477 divorces the custody and support for their military and state law. management.”
among the active-duty force in fiscal year children. Practically every state will In addition, it will serve a person well Retreats for couples in BSRF are
2004, a number that has climbed steadily recognize a separation agreement. This to watch what he or she does and says as called Strong Bonds retreats. This year,
over the past five years. saves both parties considerable time and they go through the divorce process. Any there are about 600 retreats scheduled
Area III is no exception. These days, money in what can be an extremely reckless, out-of-control or vulgar Army-wide, each with 20 to 50
the majority of the clients that come to expensive and painful process. behavior could be used against a person couples attending. For Army Reserve
the Area III Legal Assistance Office ask The local legal assistance office can in court to depict them as an unfit parent. and National Guard Soldiers, there are
about divorce or separation. Here are help draft a separation agreement. Keep If neither party has significant financial weekend retreats. Active component
some basics on divorce law to help focus in mind that a separation agreement is not assets or children, and have only been Soldiers have one-day events and
your inquiries. a license to commit adultery, and a married for a very short time, perhaps a overnight retreats.
The U.S. Army cannot grant a separation agreement provides no pro se divorce is best for them. This is There has been a doubling of total
divorce. It is important to realize that protection from a criminal action under where one spouse files for divorce Army divorces from the 2000 fiscal
divorce law is governed by state law. the Uniform Code of Military Justice. without an attorney, and if there are no year to the 2004 fiscal year – an
If a couple was married in the United If either member of a divorcing couple children or complicated financial increase of nearly 5,000 divorces over
States, their best bet is to get a divorce has significant assets, debts or real estate, arrangements, this may be a good way to this period. A year before September
decree from the state in which they or if they have children, it is highly go. Most states provide pro se divorce 11, total active-duty Army divorces
were married. Keep in mind that laws recommended that they each hire a local forms and paperwork on their state court were at 5,658 among 255,353
vary from state to state regarding legal attorney in the state where they will file Web sites. marriages. Divorces rose a year later
requirements for filing a divorce, as well for divorce. Sure, it may be expensive in This article has been a very simplified to 7,049 from 248,180 marriages.
as how marital and individual assets will the short term, but not having an attorney discussion of divorce issues. Anyone Bloomstrom said that the Army
be divided. could cost a person dearly in terms of contemplating a divorce should contact needs to focus on family well-being.
Contrary to a popular myth, it is not child support, visitation rights and asset their legal assistance office to discuss “We recruit a Soldier, and retain a
necessary for both spouses to “sign the division. If you have concerns about child specific issues and particular courses family,” he said. “We need to listen to
papers” or to agree on every detail to visitation, pay a fair amount for child of action. the other part of the fighting force
obtain a divorce. However, a divorce support, or have a fair distribution of debts For information, contact the local which is the family that stays home
proceeding where both spouses agree or assets, it is best to consult a licensed legal assistance offices. and supports the Soldiers.”
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Heaven -- Balian is has been kept as a near The origins of the Batman Maggie, the new owner of Ray is a working class man John and Jane Smith are an
mourning the deaths of his prisoner by his “Uncle” legend and the Dark Number 53 - the free- living in New Jersey. He’s ordinary suburban couple
wife and baby when his Bart. since boyhood; trained Knight’s emergence as a wheelin’ Volkswagen bug estranged from his family, with a seemingly ordinary,
father arrives and asks him to attack and, if necessary, force for good in Gotham. with a mind of its own - puts his life isn’t in order, and lifeless suburban marriage.
to join the Crusades in kill. Danny knows little of life, In the wake of his parents’ the car through its paces on he’s too caught up with But each of them has a
Jerusalem. Balian agrees, except the brutal existence murder, disillusioned himself. But the unthinkable secret — they are actually
the road to becoming a
that Bart has so crudely and industrial heir Bruce travels and, ultimately, the both legendary assassins
and embarks on the NASCAR® competitor.
cruelly fashioned for him. But unexpected happens to working for competing
perilous journey. Along the the world seeking the Herbie’s got some new tricks
organizations. When the
way, he reveals his gifts of when Danny has a chance means to fight injustice and under his hood. him in an extraordinary
truth comes out, John and
inherent goodness and fair encounter with a soft- turn fear against those who sense. His small town life
Jane end up in each other’s
treatment of all human spoken blind piano tuner prey on the fearful. He is shaken violently by the
beings. Upon reaching Sam, he senses true returns to Gotham and arrival of destructive
Jerusalem, a city where his kindness and compassion unveils his alter-ego: intruders: Martians which
meager beginnings no for the first time. Batman, a masked have come en masse to
longer matter, Balian earns crusader who uses his destroy Earth.
respect. strength, intellect and an
array of high tech
deceptions to fight the
sinister forces that threaten
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We must choose between committing and contributing
By Chaplain (Maj.) David M. Lockhart his disciples sit by the treasury, they watched out of the surplus of their incomes. The loss of
501st CSG Brigade people put in their offerings. Many wealthy money was probably not even noticed by them.
farmer decided to have ham and eggs people came by and put in large sums of money. They made a contribution to God.
for breakfast one morning. He went to These gifts would attract attention, as others In the midst of these people came a poor
the barn and found his best hen and could hear the coins clanging as they hit the widow who had two coins. She put both coins
his best hog, and said, “I have got a taste for sides of the coin box. They wanted everyone to into the collection box. It was not something she
ham and eggs, how about it?” The hen responded notice. had to do. The law only required her to put in
immediately by delivering two fine eggs. But the What we can say for certain about these one coin. This woman’s gift tells us a remarkable
hog hesitated. The hen turned to the hog and people who put in large sums of money is that it thing about her. She had made a commitment
asked, “What is the hold up? This farmer takes was really no commitment for them. They gave while others had made a contribution.
care of us, the least we can do is give him some
ham and eggs for breakfast.” “That is easy for Area I Worship Services
you to say,” replied the hog. “All he wants from
Catholic Daily 11:45 a.m. Stanley Chapel, Stone Protestant Gospel
you is a contribution, but from me he wants a
Chapel Sunday 1 p.m. Stanley Chapel
Sat.urday 6 p.m. Stanley Chapel
Commitment is one of those “difficult” words
we don’t like to discuss very much. Commitment
Sunday 9 a.m. Warrior Chapel
has a way of making us feel uncomfortable. 9:30 a.m. Hovey Chapel
Perhaps it is because it asks too much of us. 11 a.m. Essayons Chapel
noon Crusader Chapel, Stone Area II Chaplains
Commitment asks us to put our life on the line
for something. Chapel Chaplain (Maj.) James Hartz
COGIC Sunday 12:30 p.m. Warrior Chapel HartzJ@korea.army.mil
In our world today, very few people like to
make commitments. When we look at the number Eucharistic Episcopal Chaplain (Majt.) David M. Lockhart
of divorces, we see little commitment to Sunday 5:30 p.m. Stanley Chapel LockhartD@korea.army.mil
marriage. When we look at the rising number of Latter Day Saints Chaplain (Capt.) Samuel Paul
cases of child abuse, we see little commitment Sunday 1 p.m. Crusader Chapel SamuelP@korea.army.mil
to family. When we look at people starving in Protestant Sunday 9:30 a.m. Essayons Chapel
the world, and no one wanting to get involved 10:30 a.m. Kyle Chapel
because of fear of entanglements, we see little 11 a.m. DISCOM Chapel, Hovey
commitment to humanity. Theater, Stanley Chapel, Editor’s Note: To submit activities for use in The Morning Calm
There is a big difference between a Crusader Chapel Weekly’s religious calendar, to announce changes in service times, the
contribution and a commitment. To make his noon Castle Chapel addition or cancellation of services, call 738-3355. Each area’s religious
point more clear, Jesus shared with us the story 1 p.m. Jackson Chapel schedule is printed in conjunction with articles submitted by military
of the poor widow at the temple. As Jesus and 4 p.m. Happy Mtn. Chapel chaplains serving in those areas.
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Jeju Art Park: Art and nature in harmony
offers 100 acres of
By Galen Putnam
Area IV Public Affairs
Jeju Island is renown for its natural
splendor and teeming tourists but one
destination has found a way to achieve
“harmony among nature, art and man,”
combining the island’s natural beauty
with artistic creations to provide a
relaxing place to ponder art and nature.
Covering more than 100 acres near
scenic Mt. Sanbang, the Jeju Art Park
sculpture garden features more than 150
outdoor sculptures by prominent artists.
Other attractions include gardens,
ponds, three rest areas, a children’s
playground and an observation tower.
The park also features indoor galleries,
a gift shop, Korean and western-style
restaurants, a café, and a pub. Parking
is plentiful and free.
The Jeju Art Park is on the southwest
corner of the island near Seogwipo city, PHOTOS BY GALEN PUTNAM
a popular resort community along the A family strolls through the expansive Jeju Art Park Sculpture Garden featuring more than 150 works of art by prominent sculptors. Mt. Sanbang
coast road and 25 miles from Jeju City. looms in the background.
Jeju Island is located off the Korean
peninsula’s southern coast and is about
a one-hour flight from Daegu. Current
round trip airfare from Daegu starts at
$131. Airfare for the 65-minute flight
from Seoul begins at $153. The short
jaunt from Busan starts at $119.
The park, also known as the Jeju
Sculpture Park, is open every day of
the year. Summer hours (July and
August) are 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Winter
hours (December – February) are 8:30
a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The rest of the year,
the park is open 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Individual admission is 4,500 won for
adults, 3,500 won for students and
2,500 won for children.
For up-to-date information call the
park at (064) 794-9680, or check out
their Web site at: http:/ (At Left) Rusty rebar serves as the medium for this artwork. The sculptures at the Jeju Art Park
www.jejuarts.com. come in a wide range of styles, sizes and media.
Above) The bronze “81-11 beach” by Kim Chang-hee celebrates the human form in its simplicity.
“Fishing family” by Yang Hwa-sun emotes everyday family life by capturing a universal experience in a work of art that interacts in harmony with its environment.
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Warriors challenge curves at RC track
Area I MWR Marketing
CAMP RED CLOUD - The 90-
degree heat and sticky humidity did
not matter to Pfc. Thomas Webster
as he completed the final checks on
Warrior Boxing his personally built remote control car
Competition for the 1 o’clock race at the BOSS
The Warrior Boxing competition will be Park, Camp Red Cloud, on the Fourth
at Camp Casey’s Hanson Field House of July training holiday.
today. Weigh-ins and medical exams “I just love racing. I like the speed
begin at 12:30 p.m. Competition begins about it and it is so much fun,”
at 7 p.m. For information, call 730-2322. Webster said, who has been building
remote control cars for the last 3
Company-Level Softball months. “It can get expensive,
Championship depending on what you would like to
The 2005 Warrior Division Company- build in your own car with, but I think
Level Softball Championship will be at
it is better than wasting money and
Camp Red Could Field Wednesday thru COURTESY PHOTOS
time on drinking.”
July 22. The event is open to all qualified
As many Soldiers sought off-post Above: Pfc. Thomas Webster, Co. A, 2/9
teams from camps Casey and Red Cloud
activities during the Independence Infantry, Camp Casey, Sgt. Ruben Cruz II,
garrison championships. The top two
Day training holiday, five Soldiers 2/9 Inf., and Sgt. Kelly Murphy,
teams from this championship will Headquarters and Headquarters Company,
advance to the 2005 Eighth U.S. Army from camps Casey and Essayons
traveled to Camp Red Cloud to Special Troops Battalion, Camp Essayons,
compete on the BOSS Park track for get ready for the competition at Camp Red
Preliminary games will be Wedneday
the grand prize, an RC engine boat. Cloud’s BOSS Park.
and Thursday, beginning at 4 p.m. The
“This is a healthy hobby compared At Left: Pfc. Yuri Barilo, 102nd Military
final will begin at 5:30 p.m. July 22. For
information, call 732-6927. to others,” said Pfc. Yuri Barilo, 102nd Intelligence, Camp Essyaons, controls his
Military Intelligence, Camp Essayons. remote control car around the track on his
Eighth U.S. Army “I like going to a Korean race track, way to a first place finish.
Triathlon the Kilina RC Car Circuit in Pocheon. inclement weather conditions,” said
The 2005 Eighth U.S. Army Triathlon I get to meet local nationals and to Mr. Kim Yong Hun, recreation
Inidividual Championship will be at compete against Koreans’ remote specialist at Camp Red Cloud’s
Camp Casey’s Hanson Field House July control cars. I enjoy it.” Community Activity Center.
23. The event is open to active military, After the completion of five rounds, Camp Red Cloud Community
Department of Defense civilians and Barilo went home with the grand prize. Activity Center hosts remote control
their adult family members stationed on “If my budget allowed, I would car racing at the BOSS Park starting
8th U.S. Army installations in Korea. like to provide Soldiers a compressor at 1 p.m. every Sunday. A free lunch
Race day registration will begin at 7 a.m.,
to clean their equipment, as well as a compressor. Also a rooftop [over the and beverages are also provided. For
with the competition following at 9 a.m.
power outlet access to plug in the track] would be nice during a information, call 732- 6246.
The triathlon will include a 400-meter
swim, 20K bike course and 5K run.
Friday Framing Class
Camp Humphreys readies Humphreys match
The Camp Red Cloud Creative Cuts
for snow, Santa July 23 seeks grapplers
Frame Shop is offering a free framing
class every Saturday. Bring your own Mike Mooney
prints to mat and frame or let Creative Mike Mooney trimmings and is priced at just Area III MWR Marketing
Cuts do it for you, using the shop’s Area III MWR Marketing
$9.95. CAMP HUMPHREYS – Wrestlers from
computerized mat cutting system. Visit CAMP HUMPHREYS – “We’re so sure it’s going to throughout Korea who want to test their moves
Creative Cuts Frame Shop at Camp Red Soldiers, airmen, civilian snow that we will be giving the will get the chance at a Camp Humphreys
Cloud, Bldg. T-25 or call 732-7355 for employees and family members Christmas Buffet to everyone Wrestling Meet, July 23.
at Camp Humphreys are digging free of charge if it doesn’t,” The Area III Wrestling Meet is open to all
out their winter mittens, ear Ross said. “That’s right — no U.S. and Korean military personnel – to include
Bowling Center Specials
muffs and parkas. snow and the buffet will be free. people with or without wrestling experience.
The Camp Casey Bowling Center offers
many special events during the month There’s snow in the forecast Our buddies at the 607th Weather Civilian employees and family members are not
of July, including: for Camp Humphreys July 23. Squadron tell us we can expect allowed to participate by Army regulation.
Purchase a Mean Gean’s Burger combo “Camp Humphreys rests in a the snow to arrive between 11 “Wrestlers are matched based on their sex,
meal or 14” pizza and get one free game rare tropical depression – a.m. and 1 p.m. Camp level of experience and weight,” explained Area
as part of the free bowling program, 11 something like the El Nino in the Humphreys time.” III Sports Director Jim Howell. “This is a
a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday thru Friday; Pacific Ocean,” explained Area Santa Claus is also sure it is freestyle tournament, although we might hold
A 9-Pin No Tap Tournament is held at 2 III MWR Business Operations going to snow, and will be at the some Greco Roman matches if there’s an
p.m. each Saturday, July 16-30; Division Chief Mike Ross. “This club from 11 a.m.-1 pm., taking interest and if [we have] any wrestlers who
The Camp Hovey Bowling Center offers depression means we can expect early Christmas orders from all are qualified to serve as referees.”
Dollar Bowling Sunday thru Thursday. snow at Camp Humphreys July the children of the community, Howell pointed out that the Camp
For information, call 730-5168. 23, while the remainder of Korea handing out early Christmas gifts Humphreys’ competition is for both men and
is basking in 90-degree and posing for pictures. women from across the peninsula.
Submitting to TMCW temperatures. “Pull out the mittens, the “Women’s wrestling is growing in the United
To have an event or activity highlighted Ross is so sure that a snow snowshoes and hook your States, and there are even women wrestling in
in The Morning Calm Weekly, send event storm is coming that he has poodles to a sleigh,” Ross said. both high school and college,” he said.
information and a point of contact name planned a traditional Christmas “The snow is on the way, and so “I would especially like to invite those
and telephone number, to buffet for the Nitewatch at is Christmas. Oh, by the way: wrestlers from Areas I and IV, where there are
Tommy D’s from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. anyone with a Dec. 25 or July active wrestling clubs.”
All submissions are subject to editing to
o n t h e s n o w d a y. T h e m e n u 23 birthday gets the buffet for Interested individuals may call the Camp
ensure they meet publication standards
includes turkey, ham and all the free whether it snows or not.” Humphreys Gymnasium at 753-8810/11.
and Associated Press guidelines.
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Weatherspoon named 35th ADA Brigade CSM
By Staff Sgt. Dave Enders to the brigade and who has contributed for Task Force Iron Fist during the senior officers at one time or another
35th ADA Brigade PAO
to the success of the brigade over a Operation Enduring Freedom and throughout my military career.
OSAN AIR BASE – period of almost five years,” said Cox. Operation Iraqi Freedom before serving “I feel comfortable that we’ll
Responsibility for almost 1,400 “It is no accident that he will now serve as the 2-1 ADA Battalion command accomplish all our missions,” he
Soldiers passed from one 35th Air at the brigade level, and Command Sgt. sergeant major. “We [2-1 ADA Bn.] continued. “I will approach being the
Defense Artillery Brigade icon to Maj. Weatherspoon, it will be an honor started Operation Clear Skies before brigade command sergeant major as I
another in a change of to serve with you.” going to OEF,” said Weatherspoon. have been approaching things since I’ve
responsibility ceremony at the “He [Weatherspoon] has been here Weatherspoon said he believes he been a noncommissioned officer, by
Challenger Club, Osan Air Base, with me from start to finish,” said will be able to draw upon his experience taking care of Soldiers and getting to
May 25. Rodgers. “He’s the right sergeant major in Air Defense Artillery to serve the 35th know Soldiers, being out in the front
Command Sgt. Maj. Sidney for the job.” ADA Bde. mission well. “I worked and leading from the front, getting
Weatherspoon succeeded Command Of his 27 years in the Army, together with all the brigade’s senior around and checking the training:
Sgt. Maj. Steve Rodgers, who accepted Weatherspoon served seven with the noncommissioned officers and most of knowing what’s going on.”
a nominative command sergeant major 35th ADA Bde., personally
position with the 94th Army Air and contributing to the
Missile Defense Command that will brigade’s history at three
stand up in Hawaii this summer. separate duty stations and
Rodgers served as the senior enlisted various operations ranging
advisor to two brigade commanders from operations Desert
from January 2001 to May 2005. Shield and Desert Storm to
“Command Sgt. Maj. Rodgers is operations Enduring
competent, loyal, fit, disciplined, Freedom and Iraqi
tactically and technically competent, Freedom. “I spent two
calm in the most adverse circumstances years [with the brigade] at
and most importantly, respected by all Fort Lewis as an
who know him,” said 35th ADA Bde. operations sergeant,” said
Commander Col. Kenneth J. Cox. “He Weatherspoon. “The other
has always been fully committed to the five [years] were
mission and our Soldiers, always consecutive.” Over the
balanced in his approach and always last five years, he served
selfless in giving his time in support of as the operations sergeant
both. He has epitomized the phrase, major for both 2nd
‘mission first; Soldiers always.’ Battalion, 1st ADA
“Today the responsibility for the Battalion and the 35th
brigade has changed to Command Sgt. ADA Bde., and as the S S .D E TAFF GT AVE NDERS
Maj. Sidney Weatherspoon, no stranger command sergeant major Command Sgt. Maj. Sidney Weatherspoon addresses the Soldiers and other attendees at the ceremony.
MWR loses valued friend and worker
Korean employee Won Tae-yon retires with 40 years of service
By Roger Edwards business operations, impact card been late once since I’ve known him. When asked what he plans on doing
Area III Public Affairs requests, petty cash, and key control. “He has always been outstanding,” as a retiree, Won replies that “I’ll get a
CAMP HUMPHREYS – Won Tae- “He’s never missed a day of work or said Cox, “and we will miss him.” job and keep working.”
yon retired June 30 after 40 years of
service to the Soldiers, civilians and
family members assigned to Camp
Won, a 66-year-old Pyeongtaek
native, began his career with the U.S.
Army in 1965 with Morale, Welfare and
Recreation. “While he spent his entire
career with us,” said Larry Cox, MWR
Financial Management Division manager
and Won’s supervisor, “he’s spent the
last 23 years at the same desk, as our
While taking care of America’s
Soldiers, Won has also raised two boys
of his own. “My older son is in Germany
studying music,” he said with pride,
“while my younger son is also studying
music, but has stayed here in Korea.”
“He’s taken care of us over the
years,” Cox continued. “He’s been
responsible for both the $10 million non-
appropriated fund budget and $4 million ROGER EDWARDS
appropriated fund budget, club and Won Tae-yon, Camp Humphreys’ Morale, Welfare and Recreation, retires after 40 years of service to the military community.
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Camp visit bowls over students
By Susan Barkley and getting acquainted. Following a High School, encouraged the visit and
Town Hall Meeting
Area III Public Affairs barbeque lunch, the students visited B observed that, “Students can understand
Soldiers, civilians employees and
family members are urged to attend CAMP HUMPHREYS – Thirty-four Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Multifunctional what the U.S. Soldiers are doing in Korea
the next scheduled Town Hall students from ShinHan High School in Aviation Brigade, to view a static display and they begin to understand the Republic
Meeting in the Community Pyeongtaek saw Camp Humphreys up of an AH-64D Apache Longbow. of Korea and U.S. relationship.”
Activites Center at 6 p.m. Tuesday. close and personal Saturday. The students Park Yung-wook, an 11th-grade Park Jeong Jun, ShinHan High School
are members of the only high school student said, “It’s different than I director of external affairs and PTP
ACS 40th Birthday chapter of People to People International expected. I thought it [Camp Humphreys] chapter advisor, wanted to “show the
Celebration in Korea. would be smaller.” students another world,” during the visit.
Army Community Serivces’ 40th They met 20 Soldiers from B “I knew they had helicopters, but Yu Joo-young, president of the ShinHan
birthday will be celebrated from Detachment, 176th Finance Battalion, at didn’t know they had special helicopters,” PTP chapter, expressed thanks on behalf
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 26 and the Camp Humphreys Strike Zone bowling he added, referring to the Longbow. of the other members of the club. She
28, at the Army Community Service center for a couple of hours of bowling Pilots, 1st Lt. Joseph Clark and Chief said she is looking for other ways for
building, Bldg. 311. Call Warrant Officer 2 Brian McUmber, Camp Humphreys and the chapter to work
753-8804/8401 for information. The explained the Longbow’s features and let toward PTP goals.
event is open to the community and the students try on their helmets and sit in The purpose of People to People
everyone is welcome.
the pilot’s seat. International is to enhance international
Clark saw the students’ visit as an understanding and friendship through
Area III College
opportunity to “preserve friendship,” educational, cultural and humanitarian
Central Texas College and the while McUmber thought it was “good activities involving the exchange of ideas
University of Maryland begin Term Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brian McUmber diplomacy” and perhaps a way to recruit and experiences directly among peoples
1 registration Aug. 1 at all Area III explains the Longbow helicopter. future pilots. of different countries and diverse
education and learning centers. Hwang Chan-kyu, principal, ShinHan cultures.
Take the opportunity to enhance
your professional qualifications and
personal potential. For information
call your education and learning
center. Call 753-8901 at Camp
Humphreys and Suwon Air Base, or
721-3425 at camps Eagle and Long.
Womens’ Equality Day
Area III and Camp Humphreys will ShinHan High School students have a Throwing strikes and gutter balls, the students of ShinHan High School and Humphreys
celebrate Womens’ Equality Day, 11 barbeque lunch while visiting Humphreys. Soldiers got to know each other a little better Saturday.
a.m. to 1 p.m., July 29 at the 2nd
MFAB Dining Facility. Come for
lunch (regular prices apply) or just
come to hear the guest speakers – Shaggy (right) and band member Rik Roc
three successful military women. sing to more than 200 Humphreys Soldiers
Everyone is welcome. Call Area III and civilians who can now tell their own
EOA at 753-3317 for information.
“Shaggy” stories following the June 30
Shaggy concert in the 52nd Aviation
Regiment’s hangar. The concert got off to
Area III Wrestling
An Area III Wrestling Tournament an 8:30 p.m. start, but grew from there with
is scheduled for 1 p.m. July 23 in Shaggy providing the best of reggae and
the Camp Humphreys Gym. rap to the appreciative audience. The
Participants must register at the weather was hot and so was the band, with
gym by July 22. For information, call the crowd bringing them back for an
753-8807. encore. After three hours of entertainment,
fans got to meet Shaggy and members of the
Korean Language Class band for pictures, handshakes and signed
Classes are offered from noon to 1 posters and T-shirts.
p.m., every Wednesday at the Army
Community Service Building, Bldg.
311. Call 753-8782/8401 for
Korean Cultural Class
Sign of Respect
Korean Cultural classes are offered Area III’s top NCO, Command Sgt. Maj. Robert
5:30-6:30 p.m., every Wednesday at Frace, explains why the road next to the newly
the Army Community Service dedicated 52nd Aviation Regiment building
Building, Bldg. 311. Call 753-8782/ (Building 581) is being named for the 1946 Bell
8401 for information. H-13 Sioux helicopter during the June 29
ceremony. The Sioux was used during the
Stress and Anger Korean War for observation, reconnaissance and
Management medical evacuation of wounded Soldiers. During
Stress and Anger Management
the war, the H-13, known as the “Angel of
classes are offered from 2-3 p.m.
Mercy,” was the machine used to evacuate more
every Wednesday at Army
than 18,000 United Nations casualties. It was one
Community Service, Bldg. 311. Call
753-8782/8401 for information. of the first helicopters used in this role and
helped prove that rapid evacuation of the
wounded from the battlefield to field hospitals
would save lives.
The Morning Calm Weekly Area III July 15, 2005
Students earn as they learn through seasonal hire program
By Eric Griess “My children used to be in summer hire,” he
Area III Public Affairs said. “If it’s done right, summer hire can be a
CAMP HUMPHREYS – More than 20 high great program.”
school students joined the Camp Humphreys David Johnson, supervisor for Directorate of
workforce June 27, when they signed up for the Public Works, thinks the summer hire is a good
annual summer hire program. program also. Attitude is the most important thing
The young people, all students at Osan American for succeeding in the program in his opinion.
High School, Osan Air Base, assembled at Camp “Summer hire students should think of work at
Humphreys Civilian Personnel Office at 8:30 a.m. work, not playing,” he advised.
to find out where they would be spending their This summer isn’t the first time that Edwin and
summer. Although the students did not know where Sarah Rodriguez have been in summer hire. Edwin,
they would be working, each expected to achieve with three years of experience, enjoys his job and
goals ranging from job experience to extra pocket expects money and experience from the summer
money to having something interesting to do during program. He does summer hire to “put something
the summer. on my resume.”
Earning five dollars-an-hour may not seem like Sarah, with four years of experience, likes her
much to an adult, but to a high school student it job because “it’s a fun, learning experience and you
can be the best money they have ever made. For get paid for it.” Even after four years of summer
those who don’t want to work the whole summer, hire, Sarah says she wouldn’t mind joining summer
there is an option for students to work for one or hire again next year.
both sessions. Each session is four weeks long. Sybil Turner works in the Safety Department, and
By the time school starts, a summer hire can ERIC GRIESS says that summer hire is “just something to do.”
earn anywhere from $800 to $1,600 more than they Cleaning up around the shop are two of the Camp Humphreys By the end of the summer all the students hope
had at the beginning of the summer. summer hire students, Sarah Elkins (left) and Heather Grayson, to have learned something valuable that will
Most students recognize the benefits of summer who are working for Moral, Welfare and Recreation. Elkins enters benefit them later on in life – a work ethic and
hire. That includes Sarah Elkins who will enter her her sophomore year in the fall, and Grayson is ready for college. self-discipline.
sophomore year this fall. Their job at MWR is to assist at headquarters, and to design, Mooney misses the summer hire students when
“You get to see how people work,” she said. produce and post flyers for special events. They are partly they’re gone. His advice to future participants is
Elkins joined summer hire because she needed responsible for the success of the recent Camp Humphreys that “Work ethic is the most important thing in the
some extra money and working at MWR has proved "Freedom Fest." job.” To Mooney, summer hire students should end
to be an enjoyable experience for her. Also, she “cool” supervisor. Mooney has personal experience the summer with a workman like attitude as well as
said Michael Mooney, her supervisor, is a very in the summer hire program. cash in their pockets.
Contestants take Camp Humphreys to Thursday night fights
Area III Public Affairs #15. Gabrialla Aikan, 43rd ADA,
CAMP HUMPHREYS – Area III over Zenaida Cruz, 249th MP Det.
hosted a Boxing Smoker June 30, #16. Destin Perdue, 1/2 Avn., over
attracting the largest number of Bosung Seo, 35th ADA.
fighters yet, with contestants from #17. Dan Sheninger, 2nd MFAB,
camps Humphreys, Eagle, Casey and over Gerald Henderson, 1st ADA.
Carroll; and from Osan, Suwon and #18. Steve Olive, 43rd ADA, over
Kwangju air bases. With 26 scheduled Perry Molden, 1st ADA.
bouts the results are: #19. Matthew Okolski, 602nd
#1. Luciean Reid, 43rd ADA, over ASB, over Christepher Clay, 178th
Brad Harris, 560th Med. Maint. Co.
#2. Anthony Marcano, 602nd ASB, #20. Alan Quartey, 178th Maint.
over Dan Abe, 1st ADA. Co., over Jonsi Earle, 1st ADA.
#3. Justin DeBrosse, 1st ADA, #21. Brandon Sledge, 178th
over Axel Marin, 602nd ASB. Maint., Co. over James DeGroat,
#4. Lonathan Ruiz, 602nd ASB, 52nd Avn.
over Ricardo Hernandez, 1/2 Avn. #22. Andre Tate, 1st ADA, over
#5. Allen Bazzy, 43rd ADA, over Andrew Yang, 6th Cav.
Vernon James, 43rd ADA. #23. Jermaine Jones, 178th Maint. Co.,
#6. George Bunton, 23rd Spt. Gp., over William Palmer, 3rd Maint. Co.
over Eric Bryant, 43rd ADA. #24. Cody Smith, 194th Maint.
#7. Pedro Gonzalez, 602nd ASB, Co., overRory Fitzgerald, 304th Sig.
over Joseph Boring, 43rd ADA. #25. James Sutton, 602nd ASB,
#8. Saul Pelayo, 72nd AR, over over Chad Bates, 43rd ADA.
Tomas Maysonef, 602nd ASB. #26. Larrick Johnson, 52nd Avn.,
#9. Angelo Alarcon, 3rd Maint. Co., over Darrell Evans, 168th Med.
over Ray Dapat, 607th WS. Uncontested winners are: Nieasha
#10. Josh Kidwell, 43rd ADA, over Wingster, Justin Deuel, Dexter Phillips
Brandon Young, 52nd Avn. and John Martin.
#11. Charles Mason, 43rd ADA, Area III Sports Director, James
over Anthony Lawrence, 527th MI Bn. Howell said, “ We appreciate the
#12. Amoni Suttice, 1st ADA, over support of the 35th Air Defense
Agnes Chu, 23rd Spt. Gp. Artillery, who helped in getting all the
#13. Elizabeth Rooney, 178th registered boxers to Camp Humphreys
Maint. Co., over Maria Martinez, for the smoker. We also appreciate the
F. NEIL NEELEY
23rd Spt. Gp. excellent crowd support.”
Vernon James of the 43rd Air Defense Artillery unit at Suwon Air Base, gets a pep talk from his #14. Nichole Gibson, 3rd MI, over The next smoker will be held in
handler between rounds at the Boxing Smoker at the Camp Humphreys Gym June 30. Christina Lewis, 1st ADA. late September or early October.
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Camp Carroll’s MSC-K welcomes new commander
By Pvt. Park Kwang-mo College and the Industrial College of
Area IV Public Affairs the Armed Forces.
CAMP HENRY – The U.S. Army His military awards and decorations
Material Support Center-Korea include the Bronze Star, the
welcomed a new leader as Col. Meritorious Service Medal (with six
Campbell D. Allison assumed oak leaf clusters), the Army
command from Col. Charles J. Commendation Medal (with two oak
Toomey in a change of command leaf clusters), the Army Achievement
ceremony at the Camp Carroll Crown Medal (with two oak leaf clusters),
Jewel Fitness Center July 8. the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the
Allison’s most recent assignment Humanitarian Service Medal, the
was as a student at the Industrial Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi
College of the Armed Forces, Fort Arabia) and the Kuwait Liberation
McNair, Washington D.C. Prior to Medal Kuwait.
that, he was assigned as an action U n i t e d St a t e s A r m y M a t e r i e l
officer and division chief in the Support Center-Korea’s primary
Strategic Mobility Directorate at missions include providing direct
Headquarters, Department of the support and general support
Army, August 2002 – August 2004. maintenance and supply support to
Toomey will become deputy the Eightth United States Army and
executive director for distribution and other services, as well as
disposal operations, Headquarters, SGT. HWANG KYOO-WON maintenance and supply support on
Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Col. Campbell D. Allison, incoming U.S. Army Material Support Center-Korea commander, receives the select Army Pre-positioned Stocks
Belvoir, Va. .
unit’s colors from Brig. Gen. Timothy PMcHale, commander, 19th Theater Support Command, during - 4 stocks from the Busan Storage
Allison was commissioned in the the change of command ceremony at the Camp Carroll Crown Jewel Fitness Center July 8. Facility to the Forward Area Support
Ordnance Corps in 1982 as a Automotive Command in Warren, commander, Combat Equipment Team at Camp Casey.
distinguished military graduate from Mich.; maintenance officer, support Battalion-Luxembourg. Other noteworthy missions are the
Bemidji State University, Minn. He operations officer, and operations staff Allison holds a masters degree in theater’s single Army Oil Analysis
enlisted and served in the United States officer in the 16th Corps Support administration from Central Michigan Lab and Theater Forward Logistics
Navy 1976- 1979. Group, Hanau, Germany; deputy chief University and a masters degree in Division located at Camp
He has served in a variety of of Combat Service Support Division, national resources strategy from the Humphreys. The United States Army
command and staff positions Readiness Group Harrison, and Industrial College of the Armed Materiel Support Center-Korea
including company commander and logistics staff officer for the 205th Forces. stands committed to providing
instructor at the Ordnance Center and Infantry Brigade, Fort Benjamin He has completed the Ordnance premiere combat service support to
School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Harrison, Ind.; support operations Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the warfighter.
Md.; project manager, Medium officer, 593rd Corps Support Group, the Support Operations Course, the MSC-K’s motto is “Two Nations -
Tactical Vehicle, U.S. Army Tank and Fort Lewis, Wash.; battalion Army Command and General Staff One Team.”
Soldier shares English skills with local officials, residents
By Pvt. Park Kwang-mo Sergi and his students joined to mark the occasion.
Area IV Public Affairs “This is a good way to establish and maintain a
CAMP HENRY – As part of a major metropolitan friendly relationship between the U.S. Army and the
area, it is inevitable that the Soldiers, civilian employees, local Korean local community,” Hendrix said during
family members -- and in particular senior leaders -- the class completion ceremony.
of the U.S. Army enclave in Daegu will interact with The Area IV Support Activity started the Korean
Koreans. To make those interactions more fruitful, and American Friendship Conversational English Class
the Area IV Support Activity just completed a 12-week in September 2004 to support the United States Forces
conversational English Class for local officials and Korea Good Neighbor Program. The Area IV Support
residents here. activity conducts a wide variety of community relations
The Korean and American Friendship Conversational projects to foster positive Korean and American
English Class taught by Sgt. 1st Class Eugene R. Sergi, relations and goodwill. Activities include installation
Area IV Support Activity Directorate of Plans, tours, tree plantings, sporting events and much more.
Training, Mobilization and Security operations and Besides teaching English language skills, the class
logistics non-commissioned officer, was held each offers students the opportunity to learn about American
Thursday from April 9 to June 30 with six Nam-gu culture – first hand.
PVT. PARK KWANG-MO
officials and nine residents. “Different means just different. You can see a lot
Kim Dae-yup, a 46-year-old business women and student in
The class was part of an ongoing effort to provide the Korean and American Friendship English Class taught at of things better once you get involved in Korean culture.
English lessons to local residents, while strengthening the Nam-gu Office, presents instructor Sgt. 1st Class Eugene The same goes for the Koreans once they get to know
Korean and American relations. In the past, students R. Sergi a gift during the class completion ceremony June 30. us better,” said Sergi, who has spent 10 years in Korea.
were typically the benefactors. This time around, Sergi starts each class asking students questions
however, at the request of Nam-gu (Daegu City) Mayor appreciate that Mr. Sergi knew exactly each individual’s like, “What did you do last weekend?” or, “How are
Lee Shin-hak, the class targeted several municipal English level and tried to improve his or her ability you feeling today?”
officials and local residents. through one-to-one teaching.” “I ask those questions to get something new and
“This is the most diversified class I have ever taken. The Korean and American Friendship Conversational valuable from each person and share it with other
You can see from a 19-year-old girl to a 70-year-old English Class graduation ceremony was held June 30 people,” he said. “It is a good way to understand
man. The gap between English abilities is big too,” at the Nam-gu District office. Col. Donald J. Hendrix, different people.”
said Nam-gu resident Kim Hee-jin, a housewife. “I Area IV Support Activity commander, and Mayor Lee, English,
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Area IV students receive scholarships
AAFES/DeCA Defense Commissary Agency help these young now it did.”
Community Advisory Corporate Communications Office students get Scholarship Managers, a
Council FORT LEE, Va. – Four Area IV through college.” professional scholarship firm, selects
The quarterly Army and Air Force Department of Defense School Senior DeCA the winners based on academic merit,
Exchange Service/Defense System students are among 500 officials agreed. participation in extracurricular and
Commissary Agency Community students worldwide selected to “We’re excited volunteer activities, and the quality
Advisory Council will be held 3 p.m. to report that the of their essays. Recipients are
receive $1,500 scholarships to
Thursday at the Main Chapel, Annex, scholarship
apply toward college tuition as part notified by letter. The full list of
Bldg. S-260 at Camp Walker. For
of the Scholarships for Military p r o g r a m Mary E. Edwards scholarship recipients and
information contact AAFES at 768-
Children program sponsored by the continues to be a sponsoring business partners is
7355 or DeCA at 764-5310.
Defense Commissary Agency. success in helping military families posted online at: http://
Carroll Bank Hours One winner was selected from each defray the costs of education,” said www.militaryscholar.org.
Effective Tuesday the Camp Carroll commissary in Area IV. Defense Commissary Agency Chief The Scholarships for Military
Community Bank’s new hours 9:30 a.m. The winners, announced by Alan Executive Officer Patrick Nixon. Children program is funded by the
- 1 p.m. and 2 - 5 p.m. Tuesday- Friday, Esperas, Taegu Commissary store “We’re proud to be associated with a manufacturers and suppliers that
and 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday. For director, are Angela Cho, Daegu, Robert program that has awarded nearly $4 provide support for commissaries
information, call Benson Wilbur at 765- E. Smith, Chinhae, Mary E. Edwards, million to over 3,000 students since worldwide and administered by Fisher
4997. Busan, and Marquis D. Newby, Camp its inception in 2001.” House Foundation, a nonprofit
Carroll. Winners were grateful for the organization responsible for building
YS Summer Activities “This program has been ongoing financial boost. comfort homes near military medical
Four middle school camps will be for many years, and it’s a great “I wasn’t expecting to win this centers. The foundation bears all costs
offered to 6th- thru 8th-grade students opportunity for DeCA to give back to scholarship because a lot of people of the program so that every dollar
this summer. Camps are one week long the community and be supportive of applied for it, but now that I won, I’m donated goes for scholarships. The
and each costs $25 including morning military members and their families,” happy that I applied for it,” said general public has the opportunity to
snacks and field trip fees. Camps said Esperas. I look forward to it Edwards. “My dad always told me donate to the program through the
include: Soccer Camp, Monday - July every year because it feels good to hard work would pay off and I guess militaryscholar Web site.
22; Basketball Camp, August 15-19;
AAFES implements ‘Code Adam’alert system
Golf Camp, August 22- 26. For
information, call Victor Taitano at 764-
Army & Air Force Exchange Service When an AAFES shopper realizes “This is something we hope we never
Women’s Summer DALLAS – The Army & Air Force their child is missing, they should have to put into use but it is important to
Exchange Service has embarked on an immediately go to any associate on the have such a system in place in order to
The Protestant Women of the
ambitious national program called “Code sales floor for assistance. The first thing ensure the safety of our children,” said
Chapel will hold a Women’s Summer
Adam” to help ensure the safety of its the associate will do is ask for a Chester Hires, exchange business
Workshop 10 a.m.- noon July 22 and
Aug. 5 and 19 at Soldier Memorial
youngest customers. As part of this description, including: manager, Southern Exchange. “Even in
Chapel on Camp Walker. No registration program, all Main Store Retail Managers ! Age, height and weight a safe environment like we have here in
is required. For information, call Cheri and store associates have been trained in ! Hair and eye color Area IV, we must be prepared for any
Fochs at 010-8671-6061. Code Adam procedures to help locate ! Clothing – including coat and shoes contingency.”
missing children. After getting the description, the AAFES is a joint command of the
Customer Service Point “Each week thousands of customers associate will announce over the PX/BX U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, and is
The Customer Service Point at Camp pass through our doors – many of them public address system that there is a directed by a Board of Directors who
Carroll will be closed Tuesday - July with children,” said Paul Stenseth “Code Adam in Progress” and will recite is responsible to the Secretaries of the
22. It will reopen July 25. For general manager, Korea Capital and the child’s description. At this time, all Army and the Air Force through the
information, call David O. Arnold at 765- Southern Exchanges. “Nothing is more associates, except cashiers, will begin Service Chiefs of Staff. AAFES has
7153. important to us than the safety of our searching the store for the child. the dual mission of providing
customers, so AAFES has joined with Some associates have special authorized patrons with articles of
Head Start Class the National Center for Missing and assignments, like watching the front and merchandise and services and of
The 19th Theater Support Command Exploited Children to implement the rear doors and checking the rest rooms. generating non-appropriated fund
is sponsoring a Head Start class Code Adam program in its stores.” This ensures that these critical areas are earnings as a supplemental source of
Wednesday – July 22 for all area IV Code Adam was named after six-year- monitored and avoids having a number of funding for military Morale, Welfare
Soldiers and spouses. The program old Adam Walsh, who, in 1981, was associates duplicating the work of others. and Recreation programs. To find out
includes two days of classroom
kidnapped from a Florida shopping mall If the child is not found in ten minutes more about AAFES’ history and
instruction on Korean culture and
and murdered. The program gives Area – or less if judged by the situation – the mission or to view recent press
language and one-day tour.
IV PX/BX associates procedures to follow military police will be called. Even after releases please visit our Web site at
Registration deadline is today. For
information, call Stephanie Hendrix at
in the event a child is reported missing. the police have been called, however, the h t t p : / / w w w. a a f e s . c o m / p a /
768-8596. How Code Adam Works: search will continue. default.asp.
Vacation Bible School English from Page 25
The Serengeti Trek Vacation Bible With the high rotation rate in Korea, The feedback from students was proud that the U.S. Army stays in
School will be 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. July 25 it can be difficult finding instructors. equally positive. Daegu and participates in our
- 29 at the Soldier Memorial Chapel on After this successful iteration, however, “It was an unforgettable memory community activities.”
Camp Walker. Registration deadline is
Sergi is eager to return after the summer to have such a good class,” said The Area IV Support Activity
July 25, but no registration fee is
break to teach another class in retired 70 year-old Yu Byung-gon. “We Good Neighbor Program received
required. To register or volunteer,
September. He plans to introduce appreciate having this opportunity to top honors in the 2004 Department
contact the Camp Walker Chapel at 764-
4498/4673. improved textbooks and continue the learn English language and meet with of the Army Community Relations
popular cultural activities such as trips American Soldiers.” Award of Excellence competition for
ACS Birthday to locations such as the Andong Folk Others agreed. ongoing programs.
Celebration Village and installation visits to Camps “I know Americans cherish their The USFK Good Neighbor
Army Community Service will Henry, Walker or George. personal time. In this sense, I was Program was unveiled in January
celebrate its 40th birthday 11:30 a.m.- Sergi encourages American soldiers really impressed that Mr. Sergi 2003 to strengthen the ROK-US
1:30 p.m. July 25 at the Camp Henry to volunteer in the community activities spared his time to teach after work alliance through positive
ACS, Bldg. 1103. For information, call saying, “Just do it. It is a wonderful without compensation,” said Kim engagement with neighboring
Kiya D. Reed at 768-7610. opportunity to learn about a different Dae-yup, a 46 year-old business Korean communities through a
culture.” woman and Nam-gu resident. “I am variety of programs and events.
The Morning Calm Weekly Area IV July 15, 2005
728th Military Police Battalion welcomes new top Watchdog
By Pvt. Park Kwang-mo Officer Advanced Course, the Combined Arms
Area IV Public Affairs Service Staff School, the Army Command and
CAMP HENRY – The 728th Military Police General Staff College, the U.S. Army Ranger
“Watchdog” Battalion welcomed a new top dog Course, Airborne School, the Pathfinder Course,
June 24, as Lt. Col. Douglas L. Ingros assumed the 82nd Airborne Division Jumpmaster Course
command from Lt. Col. Steven L. Crowe during and Air Assault School.
a change of command ceremony at Camp His awards and decorations include the Bronze
Walker’s Kelly Field. Star, the Meritorious Service Medal (with three
Ingros arrives from Fort Hood, Texas, where oak leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal
he was the chief of long-range plans for the 89th (with two oak leaf clusters), the Army
Military Police Brigade. Achievement Medal, the Army Reserve
Crowe, retiring after 21 years of service, plans Achievement Medal, the National Defense
to teach junior ROTC in Hickory, N.C. Service Medal (with one star), the Armed Forces
Ingros received his commission and bachelor of Expeditionary Medal (Haiti), the Iraq Campaign
science degree in administrative justice-law Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service
enforcement from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988 M e d a l , t h e G l o b a l Wa r o n Te r r o r i s m
and a master of science degree in administration from Expeditionary Medal (Iraq), the Korea Defense
Central Michigan University in 2000. Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal,
Ingros was commissioned in the regular Army the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Army
as an infantry officer and was branch detailed Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon,
to the Military Police Corps four years later. the United Nations Medal (Haiti).
Lt. Col. Douglas L. Ingros, incoming 728th Military Police
He has served in a variety of command and He has earned the Expert Infantry Badge, the
Battalion commander, receives the unit colors from 8th
staff positions including: rifle platoon leader and Ranger Tab, the Master Parachutist Badge, the
Military Police Brigade commander Col. Falkner Heard III
company executive officer of Company B, 3- Pathfinder Badge and the Air Assault Badge.
during the unit’s change of command ceremony at Camp
22nd Infantry Battalion, logistics staff officer at First deployed to Korea in 1950, the 728th
Walker’s Kelly Field June 24.
3-22nd Inf. Bn., 25th Infantry Division, Military Police Battalion has provided law and
Schoefield Barracks, Hawaii (1989- 1992); Headquarters and operations staff officer at the order support, security of critical installations,
assistant operations staff officer of the 16th 701st Military Police Group, Fort Belvoir, Va. and supplies within Eighth U.S. Army, and has
Military Police Brigade, commander of the 118th (1997-1999); operations staff officer and prepared for a variety of contingency missions.
Military Police Company and commander of the executive officer of the 720th Military Police In October 2004, the battalion sent 68
122nd Military Police Detachment, Fort Bragg, Battalion and provost marshal of the 4th Infantry S o l d i e r s t o I r a q f o r 11 0 d a y s i n s u p p o r t
N.C. (1993-1997); plans officer and chief of Division, Fort Hood, Texas (2000- 2005). Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Soldiers
criminal intelligence branch at the United States Ingros’ military education includes the preformed a variety of duties at the Camp Bucca
Army Criminal Investigations Command Infantry Officer Basic Course, the Military Police internment facility in southern Iraq.
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Pentagon Channel adds new markets NEWS & NOTES
By Army Sgt. 1st Class Doug Sample Other popular programs featured include: “Freedom Master Sergeant
American Forces Press Service Journal Iraq,” which highlights military operations by Promotion Board Announcement
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon Channel, a U.S. forces there; “America Supports You,” a A Department of the Army master sergeant
Defense Department news and information service, campaign highlighting corporate and volunteer support selection board is scheduled to convene Oct. 4.
has added three new television markets to its audience. Eligible noncommissioned officers must log on to
for servicemembers and their families; and “Why I
the Enlisted Records and Evaluation Center Web
Cox Communications affiliate stations in Gulf Coast, Serve,” a program in which servicemembers share
site at http://www.hrc.army.mil in advance. To make
Fla., and Oklahoma City have added the Pentagon stories of why they joined the military.
any data corrections, visit Charlie Detachment,
Channel’s programming to their line-up. The Pentagon Channel is a public-domain broadcast 516th Personnel Support Battalion, Camp Henry,
“The Department of Defense is appreciative to Cox accessible 24 hours-a-day to all cable and satellite Bldg. #1685 or Camp Carroll, Bldg. T-125. For
for their commitment to our men and women in the providers in the United States. There is no fee for cable information call Chief Warrant Officer NaAngela
military,” said Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary companies to broadcast the channel. O’Neal at 768-6957.
of defense for internal communications and public The Pentagon Channel hopes to reach even more
liaison. “Carrying the Pentagon Channel provides vital military audiences. Fall Bazaar
information and communication to our military “The ultimate goal is to let servicemembers watch The annual Taegu Spouses Association Fall
audience living in these local communities.” the Pentagon Channel whenever and regardless of Bazaar will be Oct. 1-2 at Kelly Fitness Center on
The city of Peoria, Ariz., is also broadcasting the wherever they are,” said Maxine Teller, director of Camp Walker. Several new vendors will be
Pentagon Channel over the public airwaves. John commercial distribution for the channel. Teller is participating this year. For information, call Christie
Keegan, mayor of Peoria, is spearheading the efforts responsible for getting the station on cable and satellite Holmes at 210-6129 or Sherry Page at 210-6005.
to broadcast the Pentagon Channel statewide on cable systems throughout the country.
TV. Keegan said he feels the Pentagon Channel would Teller said that much of her efforts are focused on Sure Start
be beneficial to the state because there are so many getting the channel placed on networks outside military The Taegu American School Sure Start program
military communities in Arizona. The Pentagon Channel is accepting applications for fall 2005. Children must
would also benefit the civilian community, he said, be four years of age or older by Oct. 31. Applicants
“There are more people that have basic cable, so if
because not as many families today have members in must be military command sponsored and have ranks
we can get on that basic tier we are much happier,”
the military, and therefore have less of an appreciation between E-1 and E-4. Class size is limited.
she said. “The problem is they won’t give us the whole Applications are due by Aug. 5. For information, call
for what servicemembers go through. channel – only a piece. So if we only get four hours of the school at 768-9501.
The Pentagon Channel’s programming includes Pentagon Channel programming, that’s great, but it’s
“Around the Services,” a daily half-hour program not phenomenal. But if it’s the only way to reach an Camp Carroll Pool Hours
featuring news from top Defense officials and audience, then I’ll take it.” Hours for the Camp Carroll indoor pool are 5:30
military services around the world; “Pentagon Still, Teller has had great success with getting the a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and
Channel Reports,” which airs Defense Department station on cable networks around the country. She Friday. Outdoor pool hours are 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
news updates; and “Studio Five,” weekly said most cable providers see the Pentagon Channel daily. For information, call Mark Juliano 765-8118.
interviews with Defense Department leaders on top as a “huge value to their customers” and are “very
issues. interested” in its programming.
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Learn Korean Easily
Word of the week
The phrase of the week
“There are many car accidents.”
Chah sah-goh mah-nee nah-yo.
car accidents many There are
Conversation of the week
Bee-gah mah-nee wah-yo.