P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF KOREA March 24, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 23
The Morning Calm
Soldiers help Daegu Yongsan Garrison
get green rebuilds after fire nline
Page 26 Page 9 Visit
Team Korea tops Army culinary arts contest
By Sgt. Ken Hall ! Contemporary Pastry: Spc. Joanna Carrol,
Army News Service Team USAREUR;
FORT LEE, Va. -- Nearly 140 of the Army’s ! Best Two Member Team: Nutritional Hot
best Soldier-chefs waged a variety of culinary Food Challenge, Team Hawaii;
battles to see who could make the best dishes ! Baron H. Garland Culinary Knowledge Bowl:
and displays at the 31st Annual U.S. Army’s Team Korea; and
Culinary Arts Competition, Fort Lee, Va., ! Best Centerpiece in Ice, Sgt. 1st Class
March 6-17. David Russ, Fort Bragg.
Team Korea repeated top honors in claiming Trained by the best
Installation of the Year title, followed closely Each year, competition participants are
by Fort Bragg, N.C., for second and Team given up-close critiques and cooking
U.S. Army Europe finishing third. demonstrations from certified master chefs.
This year, the competition hosted entrants “From day-one of the competition, we have
from 14 installations worldwide. demonstrations by master chef ’s from around
Major competition category winners were: the world,” said Stephen Posser, director of
! Senior Army Chef of the Year: Spc. Jeffrey SGT. KEN HALL training, Army Center of Excellence,
Lagyak, Fort Bliss, Texas; Spc. Anthony Mussari, left, and Spc. Ralph Pabon, 49th Subsistence. “It’s a constant learning exercise
! Junior Army Chef of the Year: Cpl. Randy Quartermaster Group, Fort Lee, Va. lay out their entry during the for the competitors, and they gain excellent
Agno, Team Hawaii; Nutritional Hot Foods Challenge at the 31st Annual U.S. Army constructive criticism from some of the finest
! Field Cooking Competition: Fort Riley, Culinary Arts Competition, March 15. master chefs in the world. Any time anyone
Kansas; and ! Best Exhibit in Pastry and Confection: Spc. puts this much care into a dish, it’s going to
! Student Team Skills: Team Korea. Alicia Hight, Team USAREUR; make the meals on the battlefield line taste all
Special competition category winners were: ! Most Artistic Centerpiece: Spec. Carmen that much better.”
! Best Exhibit Cold Food Buffet: Sgt. Jason Rosario, Fort Bragg; This year, culinary masters from Great
Pratt, Team Korea; ! Best Team Table Exhibit: Team USAREUR; Britain conducted cooking seminars throughout
! Best Exhibit Hot Food Shown Cold: Staff ! Contemporary Cooking: Sgt. Joshua Speiss,
Sgt. Bernard Book, Team Korea; Fort McNair; Culinary,
See Culinary Page16
Former POW to speak
at Women’s History
Area II Public Affairs Ready, aim ...
YONGSAN GARRISON — The Pvt. Kwan Hu-jang a Korean Augmeentee
first female prisoner-of-war of to the U.S. Army Soldier, takes aim at
Operation Iraqi Freedom is opposing forces during 2-1 Air Defense
scheduled to be the guest speaker Artillery Battalion’s External Evaluation
at the Area II Women’s History March 6 - 11. The unit was evaluated on
Month celebration 3:30 p.m. March mission essential tasks, supporting
28 at Multi-Purpose Training collective tasks and individual Soldier skills
Facility #1 on Yongsan South Post. during its first external evaluation since
Shoshana N. Johnson, a former being deployed to Korea in October 2004.
Army food service specialist The unit is stationed at Gwangju Air Base,
wounded when her convoy was a Republic of Korea installation that is
ambushed March 23, 2003, near an- located 80 miles southwest of Daegu.
Nasiriyah, Iraq, is also the first See Page 16 for related story.
African-American female POW in
Johnson received a bullet wound
to her ankle, causing injuries to both
legs. She and five other members
See POW, Page 4 PVT. DUSTIN ROBERTS
March 24, 2006
http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly
Making RSOI/FE06 ‘no injury, no loss of life’ exercises
he RSOI/Foal Eagle 06 ensure we understand the challenges importantly, how safely we conduct
exercise presents a great facing our forces and work to the operation.
opportunity for our entire mitigate those factors. I am deeply committed to the
U.S. Forces Korea team to assess our In order to ensure we set achievement of our RSOI and Foal
mission essential tasks and operating conditions for safe execution of Eagle training objectives. I am also
procedures for supporting receiving, RSOI and Foal Eagle, we must all equally insistent that we execute the
staging, onward movement and aggressively embrace composite training safely.
integration of on- and offshore forces risk management and risk No serious injury or loss of life
into the fight. mitigation. is absolutely achievable in this
I know that everyone in USFK Commanders are responsible and upcoming exercise domain.
will work hard to gain the maximum first-line leaders are the decisive Commanders and leaders, take
training benefit from this exercise. point in this effort. I want charge of your units.
Should war come, our success will commanders to empower Servicemembers, I want you to
be largely determined by our ability subordinates, while holding them train and exercise safely.
to execute RSOI to standard. accountable for the safety of their Thanks to all four your
During RSOI/FE06, we will see servicemembers, crews, teams and commitment to our great Republic
our formations executing high-risk squads. of Korea ally and the security of this
training. I accept this risk, but only Gen. B.B. Bell I expect leaders and magnificent land. I greatly
with the right risk management to ensure safe execution. As servicemembers to be thoroughly appreciate what you do and the
procedures and the mitigation of all exercise play progresses, the familiar with risk assessment and professionalism you exhibit in doing
risk factors to not more than potential for accidents increases. risk mitigation guidance regarding it.
moderate with senior supervision, To exercise safely, we have to air, ground, sea and port operations. We go together!
and preferably to low. defeat complacency overconfidence Success of this exercise will be
In all this, it is essential that and indeed fatigue. It is important measured against our execution of
commanders and leaders at all to review lessons learned form battle tasks, management of tactical GEN B.B. Bell
echelons engage with their outfits previous training exercises to risks for changing situations and, Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK
Talking with children separation. Others might have some difficulty going
to bed or staying asleep.
Children often want to find out more about “what,
where, and why” as a way of trying to understand
about deployment, war Parents should be prepared to spend extra time to
comfort and reassure them about their own safety and
things they find confusing. Parents need to be
prepared to answer these questions, or at least be
the safety of loved ones. Parents can also help children willing to help find an age-appropriate answer.
By Melissa Royalty
understand why other people may be reacting to the Finally, children may find some comfort in the
Seoul American Elementary School
war in different ways. days and weeks ahead by “doing something” or taking
Because we are a military community, the To help reduce children’s fears and anxieties, some kind of action that makes them feel like they
world’s events are the topic of many conversations parents should consider limiting young children’s are making a difference. You can help them with
in our homes, at the PX and even in our schools. exposure to television coverage about the war. specific projects at home, in school or as part of an
Make certain that our children are paying attention Children may begin to show more “war” play, use informal or organized group. Although you might
to these conversations. “tough talk,” or have mock battles. Although this can have some suggestions for these projects, consider
Children may have fear or anxiety because of be disturbing to adults, it is a very normal way that allowing children to come up with their own ideas
what they see on television, hear from their friends children try to make sense of things that have made a for what they can do to help. Taking action can help
on the playground, or hear from other strong impression on them. As an alternative, parents children feel more empowered in confusing times.
conversations. Subtle changes in parents’ moods could encourage children to express themselves Children that have a parent deployed may
and behaviors can affect children — especially if through art, music or poetry. Don’t be surprised, experience anxiety due to the news of specific battles
they witness reactions in their parents that they have however, if the themes expressed in these activities in the area in which their parent is deployed. Consider
not seen before. include aspects of war (e.g., fighting, death, displays limiting anxiety by previewing the news and
Many times parents are unsure if their child’s of military power). newspaper articles before your child has the
response to the news of war is within the normal Parents may want to initiate conversations with opportunity to view it.
range. Remembering that each child is unique, below older children (age 10 or so) about the events they For information on supporting your child in dealing
you will find a guide that will help you understand have seen on television. It is important to allow older with the issue of war, deployment or anxiety, contact
age-appropriate responses as well as age-appropriate children to participate in viewing and talking about the the appropriate counselor for assistance: Janine Parker
topics for discussion. news if they want to. It is also wise to encourage their (grades K-1), Melissa Royalty (2-3) and Rydell
Young children (below the age of 7 or 8) might continued participation in the normal routines and Wilkins (4-5), at 736-4613.
react with fear and anxiety. This could cause some activities that they enjoy. This will bring normalcy to (Editor’s Note: Melissa Royalty is a counselor for
children to become clingy and to have trouble with life and help diminish anxieties. grades 2-3 at Seoul American Elementary School.)
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Sailors in Korea take Navy-wide
Filipino Dancers Sought
Volunteers are needed to teach Filipino
cultural dances in Yongsan. Anyone
with the know-how and the time is asked By Navy Journalist First Class David McKee
to pass on their talent and skill to those CNFK Public Affairs
who would like to learn and showcase
SEOUL – Seventy-nine Sailors
dances unique to the Filipino culture.
assigned to Commander, U.S. Naval
Individuals are also being sought who
wish to learn traditional Filipino dances. Forces Korea took the semi-annual,
These dancers will be invited to Navy-wide advancement test cycle
participate in cultural celebrations as that ended March 16 when the Navy
part of Asian-Pacific Month in May. Seamen (E-3) put down their pencils.
Anyone interested in teaching or Petty officer second classes (E-5)
learning Filipino dance may contact took the examination March 2 and
Dolly Toney by e-mail at third classes (E-4) took the
Dolores.Toney@kor.amedd.army.mil. examination March 9.
The 200-question test, offered in
School Expense the spring and fall, assesses each
Limits Set sailor’s knowledge of Navy Basic
The maximum amounts payable for Military Requirements and the sailor’s
school expenses (hak-bi-bocho) for specialty or rating.
middle and high school dependent The test score, however, is one of
students for Korean National four main criteria used to determine N J
AVY F C
IRST LASS AVID C EE
employees of USFK have been advancement. A final multiple of total Personnel Specialist Second Class (PS2) Thomas Sorenson (foreground) and PS2 Kevin Tibbets
adjusted. For middle school students, points is composed of the test score, both E-5s, take their first class petty officer Navy-wide examination March 2 at the Navy Club.
the maximum amounts payable for
evaluation average, points for awards with the Bibliography (Bibs) and Navy for those who have prepared properly,
school expenses for 2006 school terms
and points for passing the test but not instruction books and studying. the reward may mean more respect,
are 1,350,000 won per year, and
advancing. “Using the Bibs to study is the best responsibility and money. Still not
2,930,000 won per year for high school
students. There are no quarterly “Advancement is based on an way to improve your chances of getting everyone will advance, but according
limits on the amounts to be paid. evaluation of the whole sailor that advanced. Good evaluation and award to Betancourt that is not reason
Allowable educational expenses for includes test score and performance,” points counts towards advancement, enough to let frustration overwhelm
eligible employees are authorized up said Chief of Naval Operations- the more personal awards you have the her efforts to succeed.
to a maximum of two students in directed Command Master Chief Petty more points you earn going into the “Until I pass I won’t get
middle school, high school and Officer Michael C. Bruner. “How they exam,” Franklyn said. discouraged, I know it may take some
undergraduate college IAW Chapter act, wear their uniform, perform on But for sailors whose rates are the time to make rate,” said Betancourt.
8 of USFK Regulation 690-1. Request the job and how most competitive, only “In the end, when I make first class,
for reimbursement of school expenses they do on the “In the end, when I make the most diligent it will definitely be worth it.”
will be submitted in March, June, score decides advance. CNFK is the regional commander for
September and December. Questions whether they
first class, it will definitely be Yeoman Second the U.S. Navy in the Republic of Korea
may be sent to the servicing Civilian move up in worth it.” Class Kari Betancourt and provides leadership and expertise in
Personnel Advisory Center. rank or not.” took the first class test naval matters to area military
Education Yeoman Second Class Kari for the sixth time. commanders, including the Commander
Voting Assistance Program Betancourt
Services “I print out the for the United Nations Command, the
Experiencing Difficulties Commander,
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces bibliography for the
Officer, and Republic of Korea and U.S. Combined
The Federal Voting Assistance Program
Test Control Chinhae exam and then make a Forces Command and Commander,
is currently experiencing technical
difficulties with the Voting Information Officer, Chief binder with all the United States Forces Korea. CNFK also
Center and worldwide toll-free access Personnel Specialist Sylvan Franklyn references and then I go through each serves as liaison to the Republic of
numbers. Citizens are encouraged to use said though there are many factors reference and try to summarize things Korea Navy, the Combined Forces
the FVAP Web site, www.fvap.gov, or involved in ascending to the next pay to make practice questions to help me Commander staff in armistice and in
to contact the program via e-mail at grade, the test determines the bulk of study,” Betancourt said. wartime and to the Commander, U.S.
email@example.com for information and the score. That means sitting down Test results will be out in June and 7th Fleet based in Yokosuka.
questions until these technical
difficulties are resolved.
Questions regarding the above may
also be referred to the Director, Federal
Voting Assistance Program, Department
of Defense, 1155 Defense Pentagon,
firstname.lastname@example.org and on the World
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To submit an item to The Morning Heart,” originally sung by country
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Submissions may also be mailed to Feb. 25. The competition, hosted
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She is a member of the 8th Medical
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4 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm Weekly
CSM/SGM boards convenes June 6
The Fiscal Year 2006 Command consideration for promotion to sergeant
Sergeant Major, Sergeant Major and major and attendance at the USASMC by
Sergeant Major Course Selection Board declining (online or written) prior to May
will convene June 6 in Indianapolis, at the 19, 2006.
Enlisted Records and Evaluation Center. NCOs in any zone of consideration for
Eligibility criteria for consideration for this board can go to the EREC Web site
appointment to command sergeant major at https://www.hrc.army.mil, click on
include sergeants major and master HRC, Indianapolis (EREC) and click on
sergeant (P) with a Basic Active Service the promotion file link. Enter the Army
Date not earlier than June 6, 1980, and a Knowledge Online authentication and then
date of birth not earlier than Nov. 6, 1954. click on the statements link. Failure to
Master sergeants and first sergeants decline will result in automatic
with Primary Military Occupational acceptance for promotion consideration
Specialty 79R who are eligible for sergeant to sergeant major and course attendance.
major selection are also considered for CSM Program Declination
appointment. Lastly, master sergeant/first The command sergeant major program
sergeants who are eligible for sergeant is voluntary; therefore, Soldiers who meet
major selection and have either graduated the selection criteria for appointment to
the U.S. Army Sergeant Major Course, command sergeant major must accept or
are currently enrolled or are scheduled to decline consideration prior to May 19,
complete a sister service equivalency of 2006. Failure to submit an acceptance
the USASMC by August 2006, are statement for appointment to command
considered for appointment. sergeant major will be construed as a
Eligibility criteria for promotion declination for consideration and those
consideration to sergeant major include records will not be provided to the board
the following: Master sergeant/first for command sergeant major
sergeants with a DOR of June 6, 2004 consideration.
and earlier, a BASD between June 7, 1981 NCO Evaluation Reports
and June 6, 1996, and a DOB not earlier Compete-the-Record reports must
than Sept. 6, 1954. arrive at EREC, error-free, no later than
Primary Zone DOR is June 6, 2003 March 31. Sixty-day Option reports must
and earlier. Secondary Zone DOR is June arrive at EREC NLT May 19. Eligible and
7, 2003 thru June 6, 2004. interested candidates are encouraged to
All first sergeant/master sergeants ensure that their records are accurate in
selected by the CY05 command sergeant order to remain competitive.
major/sergeant major/SMC Board for Electronic Review of ERB
attendance as an alternate to the USASMC NLT May 19, eligible NCOs must
(Class 57) are eligible for promotion complete their online review of the
consideration - regardless of DOR. promotion ERB by logging onto
Eligibility criteria for consideration for h t t p s : / / w w w. h r c . a r m y. m i l ,
attendance to the USASMC as an alternate selecting HRC Indianapolis (EREC)
include master sergeants/first sergeants and then clicking on promotion file.
with a DOR of Dec. 4, 2004 and earlier, a NCOs must validate the ERB for
BASD not earlier than June 6, 1984 and a authentication. If any information
DOB not earlier than June 6, 1956. is incorrect or missing, the NCO
SGM and USASMC Declination should visit their servicing PSD to
Master sergeants may decline make corrections.
POW from Page 1
of the 307th Maintenance Company, organizations.
deployed out of Fort Bliss, Texas, “We were really fortunate to get
were captured and taken as her as a guest speaker,” said Master
prisoners-of-war. The ambush and Sgt. Tony McClure, Area II Equal
its aftermath made headlines around Opportunity advisor. “She is in
the world. great demand on the speaking
House raids conducted by U.S. circuit.”
Marines in the city of Samarra, Iraq, This year ’s Area II Women’s
resulted in the successful rescue of History Month celebration is hosted
seven POWs on the morning of April by the 8th Military Police Brigade.
13, 2003. Three days later, Johnson In addition to the guest speaker, the
and the six other former POWs were 90-minute program will include a
welcomed back to the United States “Salute to Women” slide show,
as heroes by a cheering crowd of poetry readings, music and other
more than 3,000 people. entertainment.
Johnson retired from the Army on “It will be a celebration to
a temporary disability honorable remember,” said Equal Opportunity
discharge in December 2003. Since Advisor Master Sgt. Eugene
her return to the United States, Jackson of the 8th Military Police
Johnson has presented talks Brigade. “The entire Area II and
throughout the nation about her Yongsan Garrison community is
experience as a prisoner of war, and invited.”
has been recognized with standing For information on the March 28
ovations from small groups to over event, contact McClure by e-mail
65,000 people at select events at McClureTony@korea.army.mil,
hosted by public and private or call 738-5950.
March 24, 2006 Page 5
PHOTOS BY SPC. TIMOTHY DINNEEN
1 HBCT tests new ‘anti-personnel’ ammunition
Canister rounds increase meters. There are 1,100 of
armor’s combat capability these deadly marbles in
every canister fired.
By Spc. Timothy Dinneen “Massive power on a
Second Infantry Division Public Affairs Office
group of infantry quickly
RODRIGUEZ RANGE – Lined up in a file, is the main purpose of the
the M1 Abrams tanks named “Cold Pimpin,” round, that’s what it was
“Crimson Knight,” “Death Wish” and “Doin made for,” said Kim Dean,
Time” stood proudly with cannons raised and a TRADOC Systems
ready for Soldiers to fire the newest Manager-Abrams
ammunition in their arsenal during a live-fire contractor from Fort
exercise held at Rodriguez Range March 7. Knox, Ky.
Soldiers with the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat The exercise tested fire
Team conducted a short sustainment gunnery at dummy troops from
exercise to test new canister rounds that will ranges of 200, 300, 400
accompany heat and sabot rounds currently in meters, and 100 meters at
their munitions store. troops in the wood lines.
“This is the first time we’re firing these Kim said the maximum
canister rounds and the live fire enables effective range of the
Soldiers to see what it can do,” said Maj. Chris round is 500 meters. Soldiers relax by their tanks prior to engaging targets with new cannister ammunition at
Connolly, operations officer, 2nd Battalion, 9th “Heat and sabot rounds Rodriguez Range March 7.
Infantry are primarily anti-vehicle. Tanks are best at canister round shoot before,” said Capt. Mike
Regiment. killing other tanks. Sabot rounds will put a Phrockmorton, Delta Company, 2-9 Inf.
According hole in a wall. Heat rounds will burn a hole commander. “We think it should do a great job
to a through a lot of armor, but again, it just makes of suppressing troop targets without collateral
document a hole. effects which is what we’re having a hard
released by “Canister rounds will give us that spread time doing in Iraq.
1st HBCT, like a shotgun, that will be more effective than “This will make it much easier and Soldiers
the new heat or sabot rounds to eliminate enemy spread won’t be as limited to what they can do
canisters turn out in the weeds. It would be like trying to pertaining to the rules of engagement.”
the tanks into take a sledge hammer to take out a gnat. The exercise consisted of 10 targets of
a giant A canister round is anti-personnel but can varying distances including mine fields,
shotgun. At also be used to clear away wire, obstacles, cement walls, dummy troops, utility vehicles
100 meters mine fields, knock down walls and suppress a and bunkers.
the new bunker. It gives the tank a lot more capabilities The rounds riddled these targets with
round in a restrictive environment,” Connolly said. multiple wounds. Many of the targets
pulverized a Soldiers who fired these resembled spaghetti strainers
cinder-block rounds speculated what the “My expectation of the because of all the holes put
wall and the new round could do and through them. However, not
new round is it will knock
enemy behind how easily it would be to everyone was impressed.
it. After work with. down some freakin’ walls “I thought it would’ve been a
several test “My expectation of the and put holes in stuff.” bigger spread,” said Pfc. Benjamin
shoots at a new round is it will knock Spc. Mark Lannholm Guillon, a tank uploader. “It was a
utility down some freakin’ walls and 2-9 Infantry Regiment gunner light round though, so it wasn’t
The concrete target (top) proved no match vehicle, all put holes in stuff,” said Spc. hard to load.”
for a direct hit from the new cannister round scores were Mark Lannholm, a 2-9 Inf. gunner. “Coming out Whatever the opinions were at the range,
(bottom). 100 percent, here gives us the advantage of seeing how the Soldiers were able to test the new round and
leaving the new round performs and actually getting the feel see what it can do to varying targets.
vehicle destroyed. of it. Instead of just training on electronics, you “It was a great event and a great
The shot spreads are of 3/8-inch ball actually get to take crews down and have opportunity for all the Soldiers out here to see
bearings spewing from the main gun. The shot everyone work as a team.” what the Army’s coming up with,” said Jason
is a consistent 10 meter spread for every 100 “I don’t think anyone out here has seen a Dunm, tank commander, 2-9 Inf.
March 24, 2006
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Rodriguez Range opens to local leaders
Camp Hovey Gate Hours Second Infantry Division Public Affairs
Camp Hovey has announced the Special to The Morning Calm Weekly
following access gate hours of
operation: RODRIGUEZ RANGE – The 2nd
! 7 a.m. -10 p.m., Weekdays/ Infantry Division invited community
Weekends/Holidays (Vehicles) leaders of Pocheon City to Rodriguez
! 7 a.m. – midnight, Weekdays Range, to provide a better understanding
(Pedestrians Only) of how and why they train the way they
! 7 a.m. – 1 a.m., Weekends/ do here.
Holidays (Pedestrians Only) First Heavy Brigade Combat Team
! 5:15 – 5:45 a.m., Hovey DFAC/ Commander Col. Michael Feil hosted the
Fitness Center workers allowed entry/ visit on March 6.
vehicle access An Army bus drove the visitors around
NOTE: Military police, fire, medical, 1st the range, passing the Military Operations
Bde. S-5, colonel and command in Urban Terrain training site.
sergeant major vehicles are the only Looking down from a hill, the MOUT
vehicles allowed to access/egress this training site consisted of traditional Korean
gate during restricted hours
houses with kiwa roofs and some urban-
style buildings like those seen on a movie
ICW Wrestling representatives will be PHOTOS BY YU, HU SON
“Laser beams are used instead of live
at Camp Red Cloud Mitchell’s Sports First Heavy Brigade Combat Team commander Col. Michael Feil provides a brief explanation of
fires here,” Feil said.
Bar and Grill, 7 p.m. April 6. the type of training done at Rodriguez Range to visiting Pocheon City leaders..
As for the graves around the range,
Parenting Skills, Safety Feil said, “Families are allowed to visit either side of the water is blocked by “By firing at the mountain, we can
Education Workshop their decendants graves and conduct their cement,” Feils said, “assuring local citizens ensure the safety of the Soldiers as well
A Parenting Skills and Safety Education traditional rituals.” the Army had taken measures to protect as that of the local people,” Feil said. “In
Workshop is planned from 1 – 3 p.m., at Next, they went to see the Warrior the landscape. addition to force protection, we almost
the following education centers: April 13, Valley training site. “There are two good benefits to using always fire at wooden targets, not on
Camp Red Cloud; April 20, Camp Casey; “To protect the natural stream bed, this site. One is that live-fire rounds will metal targets so that the rounds will not
and April 28 at Camp Stanley. not fly out of the training site, furthermore, bounce off.
the valley will reduce the noise,” Feil said. “I train here almost every day and the
Dominoes From there, the bus headed to the range relationship with the local people here is
Starting the first Saturday in April, tower, the highest point at Rodriquez very important. We will continue to
Dominoes will be played, beginning at 6 Range. coordinate with Eighth Army to prevent
p.m. at Camp Red Cloud Mitchell’s Sports At the tower building, Meals Ready to accidents from occurring and to carry on
Bar and Grill. Prizes awarded to the Eat, and fruit was available for the visitors. the agreement we have made with the
winning team. There is no entry fee. Pfc. Seo Sang Myun, Headquarters and Republic of Korea,” Feil said.
Headquarters Company, 1st HBCT, Lee Yong Jik, the community leader
ASAP Awards Ceremony demonstrated how to boil the MRE for of Oga-sam-ree said tanks destroyed the
Area I ASAP is hosting its first military the visitors before Feil continued his brief. drainage road and he wished something
and civilian award ceremony 2 p.m.
Feil mentioned the two priorities that would be done to fix it.
Tuesday. For information, call 730-4148.
U.S. Forces Korea commanders had The vice mayor of Pocheon City was
come up with. One was ensuring peace informed by Kim Hyong Nam, the
Holy Week Services
Holy Week services will be offered
and stability of the peninsula. The second community relations officer at Camp
according to the following schedule: was enhancing warfighting readiness. Casey Enclave, that there existed a proper
Palm Sunday, 9 a.m. April 9, CRC Chapel He also said there are three factors to channel to resolve such problems and
and 1 p.m. Camp Stanley Chapel. being safe and to preserving the explained the process to community
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m. April 13, Mass of environment. leaders.
the Lord’s Supper, CRC Chapel. He mentioned the safety for the local “Today was a good opportunity for the
Good Friday, 11:30 a.m. April 14, Stations community, the safety and preservation Army to hear the voice of the local people
of the Cross, CRC, and 5:30 p.m. Service First Heavy Brigade Combat Team for the Soldiers and the preservation of in person,” said Hwang Yung Chul, the
of the Cross, CRC. Commander Col. Michael Feil assists a visitor local terrain. vice mayor of Pocheon City.
Holy Saturday, 7 p.m. April 15, Easter Vigil with their MRE.
Easter Sunday, 9 a.m. April 16, Mass at Leisure Travel Office moves, expands services
CRC and 1 p.m. Camp Stanley Chapel. By Pfc. Lee Seung Hyub “Before our offices were consolidated, I worked for
Second Infantry Division Public Affairs the Official Travel Office and there were a lot of leisure
set for May 18-19 CAMP CASEY – Camp Casey’s Leisure Travel Office, once travel customers coming into our office,” said Kim
An Organizational Leadership located in the Morale Welfare and Recreation building, has moved Myung-Hui, site manager. “So we had to send the
for Executives seminar is scheduled to Building 2408 behind the Post Exchange. customers to the Leisure Travel Office and heard a lot
for May 8-19. First-line supervisors With the move, the LTO has consolidated with the Official of complaints.”
and nonsupervisors who do not Travel Office and become the Commercial Travel Office. Since merging, those problems are a thing of the past.
meet the criteria will be considered The reason for the change is because both offices were However, another problem has occurred. Since the LTO
for attendance at OLE if they are providing virtually the same services but were divided into two has moved, some customers had difficulty finding them.
GS-12 or above and class space is separate entities because the needs of the customers were “After the consolidation, customers who want leisure
available. different. travel have decreased because of difficulty finding our
In all other cases (non- The Leisure Travel Office provided airline tickets for personal office,” said Oh Eun-Young, sales representative.
supervisors and GS-11 and below), travel to the United States or anywhere else abroad. The CTO provides almost every airline ticket from
applicants must complete a waiver On the other hand, the Official Travel Office provided tickets American Airlines to Korean Air and also has tour
of eligibility Requirements for official travel such as permanent change of station, temporary programs.
document for attendance. duty and emergency leave. “We are providing all kinds of airline tickets for the
Nominations must be submitted Because they were providing almost the same services, many lowest price,” said Lee Hyunju, sales representative. “We
through Area I CPAC, using DD customers ended up in the wrong office. also have a tour programs such as China and Japan.”
Form 1556, to To reduce confusion it was decided to consolidate the offices. The CTO’s operation hours are from 9 a.m. to 5
HanKU@korea.army.mil. Furthermore, the decrease in traffic due to the amount of Soldiers p.m. weekdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
now stationed at Camp Casey didn’t require two offices. for emergency leave only.
The Morning Calm Weekly 7 March 24, 2006
Casey claims indoor soccer championship
By Pfc. Lee Seung Hyub
Alvaro Barragan received a long
Second Infantry Division Public Affairs
pass from midcourt and put the ball
CAMP CASEY – After a brutal into the back of the net, giving the
two-day tournament, indoor soccer Casey team a 1-0 lead at the half.
teams from Camp Casey and Camp But the Casey team did not stop
Red Cloud met for the Area I Indoor there. Less than a minute into the
Soccer Championship. second half Leroy Tolo gave a swift
Unlike outdoor soccer, the indoor kick to the ball out of midair putting
game only allows five players per it into the goal for a 2-0 lead.
team on the playing surface “I knew the ball was going in
including the goalie. Goalies are also once it hit my foot,” Tolo said.
not allowed to use their hands to The 2-0 lead was too much for
block a shot on the small goal. the CRC team to overcome, as they
Usually played on a basketball were unable to get the ball into the
court, the indoor game can also be KIM POK MAN Casey team’s net after repeated
very rough and fast-paced. The 2006 Warrior Division Post Level Invitational Soccer Tournament was held at Carey Physical attempts.
Coming out of the loser’s bracket Fitness Center, Camp Casey, March 11-23. The Camp Casey Team “A” won the championship “The game was hard but it was
the CRC team needed two wins over by defeating Camp Red Cloud by the score of 1-0. Both of these teams will represent Warrior good to win,” Tolo said.
Camp Casey ‘A’ to take home the Country (Area I) in the 2006 Eighth United States Army Indoor Soccer Championship, April 21-23 “I’m very happy we won because
Area I Championship. at Area IV’s Camp Carroll, Waegan, Area IV. that’s what we’ve been practicing
Before the game, CRC player have a great match.” half, with no team able to gain an edge. for the last month,” said Casey’s
Rogerlio Pineda said, “we expect to Back and forth it went in the first That was until Camp Casey’s Adan Alfaro.
A wealth of information
available at www.irs.gov
By Capt. Erin M. Delevan
Second Infantry Division Legal Office
Have you been wondering whether or not you can
deduct that contribution to the Combined Federal
Campaign? Or maybe you’d like to know how much
income tax you should tell your employer to withhold?
Well, wonder no longer; because the Internal Revenue
Service has a very useful Web site that can easily
answer these questions and many others.
The Web site is www.irs.gov. Whether you’ve
already finished this year’s personal income taxes, or
are working to meet an extended deadline, the
homepage has a number of links to useful information.
On the left hand side, there is a link called “Where’s
My Refund?” You’ll need your social security number,
your filing status and the amount of your refund.
Click “Submit” and you should be told when your
refund was sent to you or directly deposited in your
Note that sometimes the amount of refund you
Second Infantry Division Soldiers joinin the Seoul Marathon Race. The marathon draws more foreigners than any other Korean race. expected to receive is different from the amount the
Warriors enjoy Seoul Marathon Race
IRS actually gives you. This is usually due to simple
math errors on your part.
In cases like this, the IRS simply makes the correction
By Pfc. Lee Yoon Joo for the runners on the half- and full- marathon for you and sends you the correct amount.
Second Infantry Division Public Affairs Another useful link on the IRS home page is entitled
SEOUL – The Han River welcomed thousands “My section chief encouraged me to enter this “Frequently Asked Questions.” This link is in the middle,
of area runners and 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers event and here I am ready to run,” said Pfc. Kim along the bottom. Click on this and the site will take you
competing in the Seoul Marathon with a fresh breeze Dong Yoon, Headquarters and Headquarter Company, to a list of topics -- you can search by category or by
at the Han River Park March 5. 1st Bn., 15th Field Artillery, who participated in the keyword. Sometimes it is easier to find your question
The annual international competition is a half-marathon course run. “The scenery here is on the category list and sometimes it is easier to find it
prestigious event, celebrating its ninth anniversary beautiful and the air is very fresh. I think it’s going on the keyword list, so be sure to check both.
this year. About 12,000 amateur runners participate to be a great run today.” You can find all kinds of topics here -- tax treatment
in this event each year, which boasts the largest The full course group was divided into two groups, of Independent Retirement Accounts, IRS procedures
foreign competition among Korean marathons. “A” and “B.” The “A” group consisted of runners and information for U.S. citizens living abroad -- just to
The event consisted of four course selections with a recorded run time under 2 hours, 40 minutes. name a few.
including six kilometer, 12 km, 21.0975 km (half- As the starting gun alerted runners to begin the A third useful link is the “Taxpayer Advocate.” This
marathon course), and 42.195 km (full-marathon race, the Eighth Army Band began playing music one is right next to the “Frequently Asked Questions”
course). lifting the crowd to its feet among shouts of link. The taxpayer advocate may be able to help you if
The 9th Annual Seoul Marathon Race featured encouragement as the “A” runners went by followed you have an ongoing issue with the IRS that you have
about 250 Soldiers from 1st Heavy Brigade Combat by the “B” group. been trying to resolve.
Team, Fires Brigade, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade After a couple of hours the lead group of the half- If you’re having problems with the IRS, it is a good
and Special Troops Battalion. marathon race reached the finish line determining idea to call them and try to work it out. The IRS offers
The Soldiers arrived early at Han River Park signing the event champion. extended phone service hours at its Philadelphia service
up at the Good Neighbor tent, set up by the Eighth Although 2ID Soldiers didn’t come in as the center for U.S. taxpayers living outside of the country.
U.S. Army, to pick up their numbers and chips. winners, many finished the course proving they are It is available from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. eastern time,
The electronic chips were used for the time check truly “Warriors of the 2nd Infantry Division.” Monday - Friday.
March 24, 2006 Page 9
Fire strikes Yongsan facilities
Area II explores options to restore public works services,
prays for injured Korean Service Corps employees
Area II Public Affairs the largest fire they have ever fought,”
YONGSAN GARRISON — Three said Temporado.
Korean Service Corps employees were The impact of the fire was immediate.
seriously injured March 16 in an early Gate 1 was closed until around 6:20 a.m.
morning fire that destroyed several as Korea National Police personnel
Yongsan Garrison buildings. secured the outside perimeter. Korean fire
The men are being treated for burns at trucks, red lights flashing in the dark rainy
a local Korean hospital. night, lined the avenue across from the
The blaze destroyed one Korean USO at Camp Kim as firefighters blasted
Service Corps building and two adjacent water over the garrison wall. At the peak
Directorate of Public Works buildings that of the fire, flames shot high into the sky.
housed offices and workshops. Inside, Area II Support Activity
“Our prayers go out to the Korean firefighters battled the blaze as Directorate PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLY
Service Corps employees and their of Public Works and other personnel Yongsan Garrison Firefighter Kim Tae-song sprays water on smoldering flames March 16.
families,” said Area II Commander Col. braved dense smoke to empty buildings
Ron Stephens. “We wish for their speedy of paint and other flammable materials in
recovery.” case the fire spread.
The Area II Support Activity Fire “In addition to offices and workshops,
Department responded to the huge fire we lost a lot of tools, supplies and other
around 1:55 a.m. Korean firefighters from equipment,” said Director of Public Works
nine Seoul districts also responded with Col. Paul Legere, adding that eight fire-
63 fire trucks and more than 130 damaged DPW trucks are repairable.
personnel. The fire was contained within Legere said a cost assessment is under
about five hours, though hot spots were way to accurately estimate the total Books, manuals and wood are quickly
still being extinguished throughout the day. amount of damage. consumed by the fire.
Stephens thanked the Korean fire He said that offices and shops once
departments that responded under a housed in the lost buildings will be relocated
mutual assistance agreement with the and tools and equipment will be replaced
Area II Support Activity Fire Department. as quickly as possible.
“Without their help, we may have lost “It’s been a shock, but we’re still in
many more buildings,” Stephens said. business. Some installation services may
Area II Fire Chief Alex Temporado said be affected, but there has been no impact
the fire is the largest in memory at Yongsan on service order requests.”
Garrison. The cause of the fire is under investigation
“My senior firefighters, who have been by the Korea National Police and the U.S. Firefighters spray water on what is left of the Highly flammable materials remain untouched
here for more than 35 years, say this was Army Criminal Investigation Division. Directorate of Public Works carpenter shop. by the fire 10 yards away.
Longtime employees sift through aftermath
By David McNally some employees ventured a look at their offices.
Area II Public Affairs Heating Branch worker Chae Tu-sok searched what
YONGSAN GARRISON — The March 16 fire that was left of his desk in Building 1346.
devastated much of the Yongsan public works and Korean Chae found a set of keys and walked slowly away
Service Corps compounds also left its mark on the from his desk.
employees who worked there. Director of Public Works Col. Paul Legere met with
Some employees found out about the blaze after Chae and other DPW employees Friday afternoon to
reporting for duty, only to find their offices and reassure and encourage them.
workshops completely destroyed. Others, like Carpenter “We are a DPW family and we’ll get through this
Shop Foreman Yim Mu-ho, were called moments after together,” Legere said. “We’ll take care of you.”
the fire was discovered. Legere said equipment would be replaced and the
PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLY
“When I saw the fire, I felt helpless,” Yim said. “I just organization would “be better than it was” in providing
Heating Branch worker Chae Du-sok searches what was left of
stood and watched the buildings burn for three hours.” services to Yongsan Garrison’s 25,000-plus residents.
his desk in Building 1346 March 16.
Yim couldn’t get near his building because of the At the meeting, 8th U.S. Army claims personnel told
ongoing emergency response. employees how to file for loss of work uniforms or
Approximately 185 Korean employees were displaced other personal property in the burned buildings.
by the fire. About 70 Korean employees worked in Yim’s Legere said his staff is now working from temporary
U-shaped Building 1300, a 1958-vintage wood and facilities and still answering work orders.
cinderblock structure that was home to carpentry, “The impact of the fire should be transparent to our
masonry and other shops. customers,” he said.
A U.S. Army employee for 36 years, he said this was For DPW employees like Yim, who have invested much
the worst thing that has ever happened. of their lives working for the U.S. Army, the fire may be
“I feel devastated,” Yim said. “I don’t know what the out, but rebuilding from the ashes is far from over.
Carpenter Shop Foreman Yim Mu-ho speaks future will bring. At the moment, we feel lost.”
about the fire’s impact . In the hours after firefighters extinguished the flames, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Radio Town Hall
The Area II commander and staff will
answer questions during an Area II
Radio Town Hall 11 a.m.-noon Monday.
Community members can phone
questions or concerns to 738-7040 during
the live broadcast or e-mail
email@example.com before or
during the AFN-Korea Eagle FM
broadcast. For information, call 738-7354.
ACU Sewing Service
Beginning April 3, U.S. Army enlisted
Soldiers can take their new Army Combat
Uniform (ACU) to the Area II Sewing
Center for embroidery of name and U.S.
Army tape with Velcro only. For
information, contact your unit supply
office or call 738-5311.
ACS needs 300 Volunteers
Three hundred volunteers are needed for PFC. LEE YANG-WON
registration, swimming, bowling, Tejano star Shelly Lares and her band perform for about 50 Area II community members March 16 at the Main Post Club.
barbecue and fun-and-game activities
during the Army Community Service
June Jamboree. The jamboree will be June
2. For information, call 738-5311.
Tejano music star sings for Area II
By Pfc. Lee Yang-won Yongsan performance.
‘Harvey’ comes to Yongsan Area II Public Affairs “This is my second time in Korea and
The comedy play “Harvey” will be YONGSAN GARRISON — I’m having a great time,” Lares said.
staged 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday Country and Tejano music star Shelly “The people here are great. All of the
and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Moyer Music Lares performed for Area II fans community members make us [feel]
Theatre. The cost is $3. For information, March 16 at the Main Post Club. really welcome here.”
call 723-5721. A San Antonio native, Shelly Lares Lares gave out autographs and took
is known as “Little Miss Dynamite.” photographs with the audience after the
Family Walk ‘n’ Run She is on an Armed Forces show.
Step out and support the family 5- Entertainment and Morale, Welfare and “Twenty years ago, I saw Shelly
kilometer “Walk ‘n’ Run” April 1 at Recreation Pacific tour. Lares’ songs hit really big in San
Collier Field House in recognition of “For us to come over here and bring Antonio,” said Sgt. 1st Class Albert Shelly Lares
Child Abuse Prevention Month and home to [servicemembers] is a great Lujan, Headquarters and Headquarters as if the songs were theirs. I was very
Month of the Military Child. For honor,” Lares said. “It’s the least we Company, 8th U.S. Army. “Being from impressed with that,” said Lt. Col.
information, call 738-8861. the same state and standing right next Daniel Hagmaier, U.S. Air Force
could do for them for all the sacrifices
they make for us and our freedom.” to her makes me real happy.” programs branch chief. Lares’ Pacific
Meet the CPOC
Lares sang “Here for the party,” For some people this was their first tour began in Japan. She is currently
Area II managers and supervisors have
“Red Neck Woman” and “Can I have encounter with Lares. visiting U.S military bases in Korea.
a chance to meet members of the Civilian
this dance” along with a couple of “Today she covered a lot of well-
Personnel Operations Center Korea 8:30-
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11 a.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. April 7 at the
University talks about AIDS awareness
Moyer Community Services Center
auditorium on Yongsan Main Post. For
information, call 738-3603.
Public lectures cover social, education issues Cho also detailed the economic loss due to HIV that can
Summer Hire Program By Pfc. Lee Yang-won be devastating to a nation in the long run.
Military and civilian dependent teens Area II Public Affairs “Last year among the HIV-infected patients, half of them
may be eligible for the 2006 Summer Hire
YONGSAN GARRISON — About 15 Yongsan were young kids from 14 years of age to 24,” he said. “These
Program. Session dates for college
community members learned about AIDS March 10 at a people are the ones that will eventually lead our future.”
students are May 15 - Aug. 18. High
public lecture at the Dragon Hill Lodge. Of the 15 AIDS lecture attendees, many were UMUC
school sessions are June 26 - July 21
The University of Maryland University College invites the students, but some used the information to further their
and July 24-Aug. 18. Registration
public to free lectures on important social issues about five knowledge for graduate studies.
deadline is April 20. For information, visit
times a year as a community service. “I’m a graduate student studying the AIDS epidemic, and
Dr. Cho Myung-hwan, AIDS Society of Asia and the this lecture has been really helpful,” said 1st Lt. Adrian Alina.
Pacific president, gave a presentation about AIDS deadliness “I think it’s important for the military to inform Soldiers of
and how to protect against it. AIDS and HIV awareness.”
“Forty million people are “I think it’s important for Cho pointed out prejudices some people
Seoul American High School Junior
Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets may
infected with HIV,” Cho said. everyone to be aware of AIDS” have against HIV patients. The truth, he said,
win one of five $1,000 scholarships offered
“Among them, 30 million — Dr. Cho Myung-hwan is that HIV can only be transferred by body
people die from AIDS, a fluids.
by the Yongsan Sergeants Major
subordinate symptom after a victim is infected by HIV.” “I always had a vague idea what AIDS was,” said Kim
Association by writing a 300- to 400-word
Cho talked about how the virus destroys a person’s Hak-sun, another lecture attendee. “Now I know clearly how
essay. Entries must be postmarked by April
immune system and what pre-tests are available. HIV actually kills a person.”
15. For information, call 738-4138.
“Unfortunately, we don’t have a vaccine for AIDS,” he Cho said after getting his doctorate he wanted to share his
said. studies about AIDS with the community.
On the Web
Cho explained how a cocktail of 27 drugs helps patients “I have been doing lectures about AIDS since 1991,” he
For more News & Notes, visit the Area II
live longer. said. “I think it’s important for everyone to be aware of AIDS.”
Web site at http://ima.korea.army.mil and
He mentioned several partially successful vaccines that
click on the “News & Notes” button.
only work for certain ethnic groups. E-mail email@example.com
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K-16 Air Base Soldiers have paintball blast
MWR tour offers combat 2nd Aviation Regiment. “Take cover. We
don’t really have a strategy, we’re just
adventure, folk village tour
going to run in and beat them.”
By Sgt. Christopher Selmek The blue team won the first game
Area II Public Affairs by storming the top of the mountain and
YONGJU TRAINING CENTER — overwhelming the defenders.
K-16 Air Base Soldiers took out some The second game ended differently,
aggression March 4 by blasting each however, with the red attackers racing
other with paintballs. in and stealing their opponent’s flag
The 28 Soldiers split off into red and while most of the defending squads
blue teams for two capture-the-flag were busy elsewhere.
games at Yongju Training Center, “We wanted to set up a few ambush
alternating offense and defense. sites, which we did, but we still didn’t
Although the bus ride down lasted see them,” Rerucha said.
nearly three hours, many Soldiers felt Rerucha wrongly assumed that the
the travel time was well worth the red team had gone up the valley.
experience. “The force we sent out to meet them
“This was probably the best Morale, didn’t work out,” he said.
Welfare and Recreation trip I’ve ever Following the paintball games, the
been on,” said Spc. McKenna group ate lunch at a village located within
McClellan, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Aviation walking distance of the paintball course.
SGT. CHRISTOPHER SELMEK Following a brief tour of the area, it
Regiment. “I managed to get some of
my friends together and just have a really Sgt. Neil Rerucha (left) and Mun Su-hee prepare to attack March 4 during a K-16 Air Base Morale, was back to the bus for a three-hour
good time doing a fun group activity.” Welfare and Recreation trip to play paintball at Yongju Training Center. ride back to K-16 Air Base.
Everyone wore protective masks and players in Yongju have a whole order to flank them left and right while Yim said this trip was so successful
reviewed a few safety rules before mountain at their disposal, complete the center kept them occupied,” said he is already planning future paintball
beginning the first game. with crunching leaves, thorny vines and blue team captain Sgt. Neil Rerucha, events.
“You’re all military personnel, and fallen branches. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Aviation Regiment. “K-16 wants to challenge Yongsan,
you’ve all done this before, so you know McClellan said getting shot with a “We tried to use combat movements to so I’m trying to set up something like
the rules,” said Eric Yim, K-16 paintball hurts about as much as the get up the mountain and camouflage that,” Yim said. “We’re looking at
Community Activity Center director. sticks and trees jabbing during the game. ourselves, so I think this was really great different courses, but this is the only
“Stay at a safe shooting distance and “I’ve played before, but never quite from a military standpoint.” one I’ve seen that allows you to go up
announce close kills. These things are like this,” she said. Other players were a bit less into the mountains; get out into nature
washable, but if you get a bruise it stays Some players had fun applying technical. and have fun.”
for a little while.” combat strategy to their game. “Don’t get shot,” said red team
Far from being a flat battle arena, “We broke off into three squads in captain Sgt. Jacob Mohn, 2nd Brigade, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dragon Hill Lodge opens
new business center
Facility offers myriad of Park said the business center offers
computer-related services prepaid cards for wireless Internet
connectivity for the entire Dragon Hill
Area II Public Affairs Lodge, including its restaurants.
YONGSAN GARRISON — Employees held a grand opening
Dragon Hill Lodge opened a new March 15 complete with cake and
business center March 15 at the facility’s refreshments. Throughout the day, the
Market Square. staff gave out free telephone and
The new office offers a drop-off Internet usage cards.
point for express mail services, like “We even gave out a round-trip
United Parcel Service and DHL. ticket to the United States,” Park said.
Dragon Hill Lodge Assistant Sales and “I thought I’d won some phone
Marketing Director Gina Park said cards when they told me I’d won,”
customers will find a long list of services said Master Sgt. Robert Willey, 18th
at the new office. Medical Command, the stateside trip
“Besides Internet access, customers winner. “I never win anything. I guess
can use the office for computer repairs, my luck is changing.”
cellular telephone services, translations Ironically, Willey just returned from
and printing,” she said. a trip to the United States.
Troop Command salutes
women in uniform
Yongsan celebrates Women’s touched by the show of support that I
immediately committed myself to
History Month 2006 volunteer there,” Alberto said. “Ever
By Sgt. Christopher Selmek since [then], I have tried to start some
Area II Public Affairs outreach wherever I have been
YONGSAN GARRISON — The stationed.”
Army Troop Command saluted women This year’s theme was “builders of
March 14 at the Dragon Hill Lodge, communities and dreams.”
during a Women’s History Month Another important part of the
celebration. ceremony involved nine women dressed
Guest speaker Col. Donna Alberto, up as famous figures in history. Each
secretary Combined Joint Staff, focused woman read a short paragraph about
largely on one woman’s struggle to the woman she represented, and then
open the Women in Military Service for invited the audience to guess her identity.
America Memorial at Arlington National The women represented were figures
Cemetery, Va. like Condoleezza Rice, Oprah Winfrey
Alberto said that one woman was and Clara Barton.
retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Wilma L. “I thought that was the best part of
Vaught. the ceremony,” said Michelle Van-
“One wonders how one woman Woodfork. “We don’t often hear about
could possibly affect an entire the women who opened the doors for
community, but you can,” Alberto said. us, and it was interesting that there were
“Vaught was one woman who touched so many the audience couldn’t name.”
not only every woman in the armed Several other presentations, such as
forces, but every woman who preceded a poetry reading and duet, honored the
her, even into the American Revolution.” accomplishments of women.
One of Vaught’s greatest “I enjoyed the ceremony, and I
contributions, in addition to the especially appreciated seeing so many
dedication of the Arlington memorial, men here,” said Rosemary Dow, who
was a database listing every woman who dressed as Clara Barton. “In a lot of
ever served her country, to include places women are still held back, but
American Red Cross workers before it’s good for our little girls to have role
women were allowed in the military. models like these to look up to, and I
“When I saw the opening of that think it’s making a difference.”
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Resources available to document newborns’ citizenship
By Michael Edwards military passport acceptance agent or may be picked ! Evidence of U.S. citizenship of the parent(s),
U.S. Embassy, Seoul which can be one of the following: full-validity U.S.
up at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul. The CRBA
SEOUL – If you are an American parent of a application includes the application for a Social passport, U.S. birth certificate, CRBA,
newborn child, the child most likely is entitled to Security card. The child’s Social Security card will naturalization/citizenship certificate, and/or CRBA
U.S. citizenship. Parents should apply on behalf of be sent directly to the parent by the Social Security for a previous child of the same marriage born
the child for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad Administration. Please allow from three to six overseas. Evidence of citizenship documents must
issued by the American Citizen Services Unit at the months for the card to arrive. be either an original or a copy certified by the
U.S. Embassy in Seoul. Both parents must bring their child to either the issuing agency. A photocopy or a “true copy”
Before receiving a U.S. passport or a Social American Citizen Services Unit of the Embassy or cannot be accepted;
Security number, the child needs to be one of the USFK passport acceptance facilities ! Evidence of identity: a valid photo ID such as
documented as a U.S. citizen. Since there are located at Camp Casey (for all of Area 1), Camp a military ID card or driver’s license;
several requirements, it is important to start the Henry (Daegu), Camp Hialeah (Busan), K-2 Air Base ! If only one parent is a U.S. citizen, evidence
CRBA process as soon as possible after the child (Daegu), Kunsan Air Base, Osan Air Base or of the American parent having resided in the U.S. or
is born. Yongsan Garrison. been with the U.S. military for at least five years,
If the child will travel outside Korea, he or she Parents will need to present on behalf of their two years of which were after the age of 14.
will need a U.S. passport. In addition, Korean child: ! If married, an original or certified copy of the
Immigration requires that parents of U.S. citizen ! Application for a Consular Report of Birth marriage certificate issued by a city, state, or foreign
children obtain a Korean visa in their child’s Abroad (DS-2029/SS-5); government;
passport within 30 days of the child’s birth, if the ! Application for a U.S. Passport DS-11; ! Evidence of legal termination of any
child will remain in Korea for more than 30 days. ! Two passport photographs of the child (2- previous marriages, such as original or certified
Failure to apply for a child’s Korean visa could inches-by-2-inches on a white background, eyes copies of all divorce or annulment decrees or
result in a fine levied by Korean Immigration. open, with parents’ hands hidden from view); death certificates. For a Korean citizen, the
Only the child’s parents or legal guardian may ! $147 fee ($82 for the passport and $65 for the Family Census Register is acceptable proof of
apply for a CRBA on the child’s behalf. The CRBA CRBA) payable by money order made out to legal termination of a prior marriage. An English
application must be signed before a United States “Cashier FMC, American Embassy Seoul” if translation must be included.
consular officer or a designated military official. applying at a USFK base; if applying at the U.S. ! Confirmation of paternity — if the father is
Applying for CRBA, Passport and SSN Embassy, U.S. dollars or Korean won equivalent in the only U.S. citizen and the parents are not
Most parents choose to apply for their child’s cash or by credit card. married.
U.S. passport at the same time as the CRBA. It ! Evidence of the child’s birth, such as an CRBA and passport regulations are complex
takes about two weeks to process an application for original U.S. military hospital certificate, which must and reflect changes to U.S. law as enacted by
a passport because the application is forwarded to be signed and sealed by the doctor or a hospital Congress. For downloadable forms and up-to-
the United States, where the passport is printed. administrator, or a Korean hospital birth certificate, date information about documenting a child as a
The child’s passport and CRBA can be sent by which must be accompanied by an English U.S. citizen, visit the Embassy Web site at
military courier delivery service for pick up from a translation; www.asktheconsul.org.
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Glory Road Glory Road 16 Blocks 16 Blocks The Last The Last Tristan &
PG PG PG-13 PG-13 Holiday PG-13 Holiday PG-13 Isolde PG-13
The Last Running Scared Running Scared Hostel R No Show No Show No Show
Holiday PG-13 R R
16 Blocks 16 Blocks 16 Blocks Tristan & Tristan & Big Momma’s Big Momma’s
PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Isolde PG-13 Isolde PG-13 House 2 PG-13 House 2 PG-13
Running Scared Munich The Ringer No Show No Show No Show No Show
R R PG-13
The Last 16 Blocks The Last Tristan & 16 Blocks Tristan & Glory Road PG
Holiday PG-13 PG-13 Holiday PG-13 Isolde PG-13 PG-13 Isolde PG-13
Freedomland Glory Road Freedomland No Show No Show No Show Tristan &
R PG R Isolde PG-13
Running Scared -- Tristan & Isolde Big Momma’s The Last Holiday -- 16 Blocks -- A troubled Freedomland -- A white
Two 10-year-old boys get In the medieval legend of House 2 -- The After being diagnosed with NYPD officer is forced to woman blames an African-
their hands on a mob gun Tristan and Isolde, young continuing adventures of a fatal disease, a shy sales take a happy, but down-on- American man for the death
with which a cop was shot. lovers become doomed master-of-disguise FBI clerk goes on a European his-luck witness 16 blocks of her son, but a white
After one of the boys uses against the forces of royal special agent Malcolm vacation to live out the rest from the police station to reporter and an African-
the gun to shoot his father, politics. English knight Turner. This time he must of her life. With nothing to 100 Centre Street, although American detective think
then disappears, the father Tristan wins the hand of the go undercover as Big lose—or so she thinks—her no one wants the duo to otherwise.
of the other boy must take daughter of the Irish King, Momma to nail his ex- behavior becomes more make it.
to the streets in a desperate but the love threatens the partner’s murderer. While irreverent and outrageous
bid to recover the weapon truce between their two undercover in the house of each day, only to find out
before the mob finds out it’s countries. The young lovers the suspected criminal, later she was
missing. must decide whether to Malcolm grows attached to misdiagnosed.
follow their hearts or deny the suspect’s three
their love out of duty to their children.
Firewall No Show Rumor Has It Rumor Has It No Show No Show No Show
PG-13 PG-13 PG-13
The Shaggy Firewall Firewall The Last The Last Tristan & Tristan &
Dog PG PG-13 PG-13 Holiday PG-13 Holiday PG-13 Isolde PG-13 Isolde PG-13
16 Blocks Tristan & Glory Road The Last Hostel R No Show The Shaggy
PG-13 Isolde PG-13 PG Holiday PG-13 Dog PG
Tristen & Tristen & Glory Road Cheaper by the No Show The Shaggy Ice Harvest R
Isolde PG-13 Isolde PG-13 PG Dozen 2 PG Dog PG
The Shaggy The Shaggy The Shaggy Tristan & Tristan & Tristan & Glory Road PG
Dog PG Dog PG Dog PG Isolde PG-13 Isolde PG-13 Isolde PG-13
The Shaggy Rumor Has It Rumor Has It King Kong PG-13 King Kong PG-13 A History of A History of
Dog PG PG-13 PG-13 Violence R Violence R
The Last The Last The Last Two for the Two for the Lord of War R Lord of War R
Holiday PG-13 Holiday PG-13 Holiday PG-13 Money R Money R
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Passover traditions provide meaningful lessons
By Chaplain (Capt.) Avrohom Horovitz first observance of Passover. Moses then leads the “bitterness of slavery” by eating the bitter herbs,
41st Signal Battalion Jewish people through the Red Sea to Mount Sinai and feels the joy of being redeemed by drinking
Passover, which begins April 12 at sundown, where they receive the Torah. four cups of wine and eating a festive meal.
concludes at nightfall April 20. The night before Passover, as the holiday of spring, symbolizes The special biblical precept that is identified with
Passover, the house and the car are searched for renewal, freedom and deliverance, and has always Passover is the eating of and getting rid of all
leaven (bread), which tradition dictates should be captured the American imagination. Thomas leavened food for the entire eight days of the
burnt or sold by the next morning. Jefferson proposed for the U.S. national seal a holiday. Matzah is called the bread of affliction
The first two days and the last two days of depiction of the Israelites in the desert, led by a because it was fed to the Jewish slaves in Egypt.
Passover are major holy days and work-related cloud and a pillar of fire (Exodus 13:21). Benjamin When eaten during the Seder, it brings back
activities are not allowed. Work is permitted during Franklin’s proposal was Moses lifting his staff, memories of the Egyptian experience. A deeper
the intermediate days. splitting the sea (Exodus 14:16) with the motto insight into the matzah is that the flat unleavened
The story of Passover is told in the book of “Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to G-d.” bread represents humility, which is the beginning of
Exodus. Jewish people were slaves to the rulers in Almost a century later, the chorus of the spiritual liberation and spiritual growth. Only a person who
Egypt for more than two centuries. Moses receives calling for freedom from slavery began with “Go can acknowledge his own shortcomings and submit
a divine call at the burning bush to lead the Jewish down, Moses,” and ended with “Let my people go.” to a higher wisdom can free himself from his own
people out of bondage. Ten plagues were visited on The Passover Seder, the traditional holiday meal limitations.
the Egyptians. The final one, death of firstborn of the first and second nights of the festival, is an May we all be blessed this holiday season to pass
sons, “passes over” the Jewish homes and the opportunity for all members of the family to join over limitations and realize the infinite potential in
Egyptian king agrees to let the people go. With no together in thanksgiving. The story of the Exodus every aspect of life.
time to wait for bread to rise, the Jews eat roasted is retold through songs, prayers and stories. Each For information about Passover Services, please
lamb with unleavened bread and bitter herbs — the Seder participant symbolically experiences the call 011-9832-1468.
Area III W orship Services
Eastern Orthodox Suwon Air Base Chapel Tuesday 7 p.m. Freedom Chapel
Saturday 6 p.m. Freedom Chapel 2 p.m. Camp Eagle Chapel Sunday 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel
Protestant Sunday 1 p.m. Freedom Chapel Sunday 4 p.m. Camp Long Chapel
Wednesday 7 p.m. Freedom Chapel 5:10 p.m. Camp Eagle Chapel
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Camp Humphreys’
Zoeckler Station Chapel
Sunday 8 p.m. Camp Long Chapel
11 a.m. Camp Humphreys’ Catholic
Freedom Chapel, Sunday 6 p.m. Freedom Chapel Faith Formation
Camp Long Chapel, KATUSA Wednesday 4 p.m. Freedom Chapel
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Culinary from Page 1
the competition for their American battlefield. Each Soldier-chef is
counterparts. selected for the competition based
“British chefs held seminars and on performance.
they showed us different ways to Winners of the competition are
prepare food and that gives us a often selected to be on the U.S.
lot of experience, “ said Pfc. Army Culinary Arts Team.
Porfirio Romero, 4th Battalion, 1st The American Culinary Federation
Infantry Division, Fort Bliss, sanctions the competition. Medals
Texas. “We took the best things received from federation entries can
we learned from them and adapted be used towards master chef
the techniques to our own style. certification. The competition is
This is my first time at the open to active duty members of all
competition but next year, I’ll be Services, DoD civilians, and U.S.
coming back with more skills.” Army Reserve and Army National
“The demonstrations from the Guard troops.
British chef ’s have been The USACAT tradition began in
excellent,” said Pvt. Anthony De 1976 when the first Army team,
Leon, 6/10 Base Support Battalion, consisting of three Soldiers
Fort Riley, Kan. “They have ways competed in the international
of creating exquisite-tasting dishes Culinary Olympics and won one
that are different from our own gold and two silver medals. The
styles of preparation, so I’ve USACAT represents the highest
taken note of how they make skill level for the Soldier who
everything and I’ll have that works in the Food Service
training in my arsenal for next Specialist military occupational
year’s competition.” specialty.
Raising the stakes (Editor’s Note: For full
The ultimate purpose of the coverage of the competition and
competition is to elevate the all competing teams, go to http://
Team Korea competitor Spc. Jay Ruff, left, and his sous chef, Pvt. Patrick Warner, strain some
standards of food service in www.ima.lee.army.mil/sites/pao/
ingredients while preparing a dish during the Senior Chef portion of the U.S. Army Culinary Arts
military dining facilities and on the CulinaryCompetition_2006.)
Competition at Fort Lee, Va., March 10. The competition ends Friday.
Area I Support Activity
Company Commander: Capt. Ryan Gist
Charles E. Kilbourne Dining Facility Manager: Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Montgomery
Camp Red Cloud, BLDG#: S-230 732-6468
Area I Dining Facility
Operated by HHSC, STB Food Program Manager: In J. Son
Surf & Turf
1st Friday of Each Month
Tomato Vegetable Soup
Cpl. Sarah Watkins and Cpl. Taylor Jones, both of
Grilled Steak DESSERTS
Company B, Special Troops Battalion, enjoy breakfast at Tempura Fried Fish Pineapple upside down
the Charles E. Kilbourne Dining Facility on Camp Red French Fried Shrimp cake
Cloud. Shrimp Fried Rice Apple Pie
Steamed Rice Brownies w/ walnuts
Baked Macaroni And Van/Choc ice cream
Cheese Pak Heoun, cook at Camp Red Cloud’s
Baked Potato Charles E. Kilbourne Dining Facility, scrambles
Broccoli Combo eggs in preparation for the breakfast rush.
Corn Bread/Hot Rolls
Sgt, Maj. Dennis King, Special Troops Battalion, and Cpl. Mon-Wed and Fri Thursday Sat-Sun
Kang Dongwoo, Headquarters and Headquarters Breakfast ($1.95): 7-8:30 a.m. 6-7:30 a.m. Brunch ($4.10): 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Company, 2nd Infantry Division, make their way through Lunch ($3.55): 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Supper ($5): 4:30 – 6 p.m.
the serving line. Dinner ($3.55): 5-6:30 p.m. 5–6:30 p.m.
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Youth bowlers roll for scholarships in Far East,
Korean Youth bowling championships
IMA-Korea Region MWR Okinawa Tournament Director Stacey
Special to The Morning Calm Weekly Smith commented, “I am very happy
YONGSAN GARRISON -- Area II with our athletes’ performances. They
Morale Welfare and Recreation and all showed great sportsmanship
Win a Trip to the States Yongsan Lanes hosted the Far East Youth throughout.”
Participants may win a round-trip Bowling Championships and 2nd Annual Yongsan’s Matthew Hwang was a
ticket to the United States, or an LG Korea Youth Bowling Championships shining star with a 159 tournament
laptop computer, simply by March 12 and 18. Both tournaments average and rolling a 193 game.
registering in MWR’s RecTrac. By awarded a combined $1,900 in college The Korea Youth Bowling
registering with RecTrac at any sports
scholarships. Championships gave several strong
and fitness, recreation center, arts &
Two youth bowlers earned a trip to bowlers another opportunity to earn a
crafts center or autmotiove skills
the Pepsi National Championships and championship. As a scratch-only
center, individuals will become
eligible for a drawing to be conducted two received berths in the United States tournament, it matched up 12 year old
on American Forces Network - Korea Bowling Congress Junior Gold National and above overachievers in a head-to-
during the last week of June. For Championships based on their play at head contest.
information on RecTrac or the the local championships. The Samuel Wilson, runner up from the
drawing, call 723-3730. tournaments will be conducted at several previous tournament, poured it on this
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., bowling centers week with unbelievable scores. Four of
Swim Instructor Sought over a two-week period in July. his six games were 234, 237, 245 and
A Child and Youth Services swim The Far East tournament featured 62 C P
OURTESY HOTO 247 — for a 217 scratch average over
instructor is being sought for the athletes from Korea and Okinawa. This Allen Wagner bowls his way to a second place six games. The crowd watched in
Yongsan area. The job is a NF-03 year ’s tournament had 14 scratch finish in the Korea Youth Bowling Championship disbelief as he racked up world-caliber
position with a salary ranging form games of over 200 pins. Most notably at Yongsan Lanes March 18. scores.
26K-34K per year. Applicants must were a 248 tournament high game compete against over 1,500 of the best As in the previous week, Allen
submit resume and NAF application thrown by Johnathan Johnson of Camp youth bowlers in the sport this summer. Wagner wasn’t about to let Wilson off
DA Forms 3433-1 and 3433-2. Humphrey’s, and 237 scores from five- The 2006 handicap champions are the hook as they traded high scores to
Additionally, local applicants in Korea time Far East Scratch Champion Johnathan Johnson from Camp the end. When the smoke settled, Wilson
must complete a Local Applicant Christopher Baker and 2004 Pepsi Far Humphreys and previous Far East captured the victory with the slimmest
Questionnaire. East Handicap Champ Samuel Wilson. Handicap Champion Stephanie Badurski. of victories, defeating Wagner by a mere
Resumes may be sent vial e-mail to
This year’s field of competitors was Johnson rolled the tournament high 9 pins to secure the last remaining JG
packed with talented athletes. Christopher scratch game and averaged 198 scratch. National Championship berth.
information, call or e-mail
Baker captured the 2006 scratch title with Badurski rolled a 1,231 six game In the girls category Jennifer
at 738-2311. a 204 average, 1,229 six-game series. En handicap series and averaged 205 Simmons dramatically improved on the
route to his victory, Baker was under handicap. previous week to average 183. Her
Soccer Players Sought constant pressure from previous national- Rounding out the champions honors improvement appeared to be the result
Anyone interested in participating in l e v e l were the 11 of aggressive competition from a trio
twice-monthly pick-up soccer games competitors “They all showed great sportsmanship year old and of sisters, Anna Theresa, Georgina and
should contact John Eastlake by e- S a m u e l below category Athenia Laupola.
mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Players W i l s o n w i n n e r s When Tournament Director Thomas
of all ages, ability and experience (2004) and Stacey Smith M a t t h e w Bruce was asked his thoughts, he
levels are welcome. Allen Wagner Tournament
Okinawa Tournament director Hwang, Korea, replied, “I have mixed emotions. I don’t
(2005), and Kaiti Smith believe there is an adult league team in
Bass Tournament averaging 195 and 194, respectively. The from Okinawa. Smith’s exceptional this country that can outdo these elite
The Second Annual Area IV MWR female scratch category was captured by performance of a three-game 646 bowlers. Our adult volunteers have spent
Bass Tournament will be 4:30 a.m. – 3 repeat champion, Jennifer Simmons. A handicap series brought victory. She the last nine years grooming these athletes
p.m. April 1, at the Jang Chuk Gi 998 series sealed the victory for Simmons averages a 94 during league play and pulled and in a few short months many of them
Reservoir, about 45 minutes south of and locked in her trip to the JG National out a 112 average in the tournament. will graduate. Next years champions are
Daegu. Cost is $20 for entry fee and Championships. Baker and Simmons will When asked about her athletes, already chomping at the bit.”
$10 for equipment rental. Food and
drinks will be provided. This event is
restricted to the first 40 to sign up at
the Camp Walker Community
Activities Center. Registration
deadline is Thursday. For information,
call Luis Rios at 764-4440.
There she is ...
Tournaments Scheduled Miss USA Chelsea Cooley soars through
The first ever Daegu enclave/Camp the sky, after exiting the airplane at an
Carroll Indoor Soccer Tournament will altitude of 13,000 feet, during a tandem
be conducted April 14–15 at the Kelly skydive with the U.S. Army Parachute
Fitness Center on Camp Walker. Units, Team, the Golden Knights, March 14.
organizations and individuals Cooley has become a regular participants
interested in participating in this pilot in USO-sponsored events like this, and
program must register by close of has visited a variety of military bases,
business April 10 at Kelly Fitness including: Camp Lejeune, N.C.;
Center or the Crown Jewel Fitness Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba; and
Center on Camp Carroll. The top two McGuire Air Force Base, N.J.
teams will represent Area IV at the
inaugural 8th Army Indoor Soccer
Championships April 21–22 at Camp
Carroll. For information, call Kim
Chong-hwan at 764-4225, or Carlos
STAFF SGT. BRIAN SCHNELL
March 24, 2006 Page 21
HHC, Area III Support Activity
Headquarters Soldiers impact Area III and beyond
By Susan Barkley 50, Army-issued individual equipment) we’re one unit.” Bush noted that most of Soldiers are
Area III Public Affairs gear is issued to Soldiers in virtually “We have U.S. and KATUSA serving unaccompanied tours and
CAMP HUMPHREYS – Members every unit on the Korean peninsula. Soldiers out there doing their jobs thinks this allows them to focus on their
of one Camp Humphreys unit affect “Our Soldiers are mission-focused seven days a week,” she added and jobs more. They also have excellent
the daily lives of Soldiers, civilians and provide good customer support,” observed that many of the customers opportunities to go to school.
and family members in Camp said Bush. “We support the installation really never see the Soldiers who “They are really good troopers,”
Humphreys, Area III and across the and provide base defense when provide critical services. she concluded.
Without these Soldiers, others would Bush noted that HHC Soldiers are
be waiting for official mail, waiting for assigned to the official mail room, the
legal services, waiting for transportation legal office, the chapel, the equal
for themselves or household goods, opportunity office, transportation, the
waiting to land aircraft, waiting to fuel airfield, the hot refuel point,
aircraft, waiting for clearance to take Directorate of Public Works,
off in aircraft, waiting for clothing and Directorate of Emergency Services,
equipment necessary to complete Inspector General’s office – in short,
missions – waiting for a range of just about every office or function on
services that are sometimes taken for the installation that is needed by the
Headquarters and Headquarters There are five KATUSAs assigned
Company, Area III Support Activity, is to the Republic of Korea Army
composed of about 71 U.S. Soldiers headquarters who process paperwork
and 76 Korean Augmentation to the and leave forms for all of the
U.S. Army Soldiers serving under the KATUSA Soldiers assigned to tenant
leadership of 1st Sgt. Donna M. Bush units. Recently a ROK sergeant major
and the command of Capt. Bernita F.R. was assigned to HHC to assist with
These men and women daily fill Referring to the nearly equal number F. NEIL NEELEY
jobs that support the installation and of U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers, Briggs Sgt. Lee Ki-sub, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Area III Support Activity, consults
tenant units. They also staff customer said, “Our KATUSA Soldiers do pretty with Chong Chong-sun, Area III Community Relations assistant, on paperwork to support the
service points in areas I, II and IV much everything that our U.S. Soldiers public affairs mission. Lee’s work at public affairs impacts Soldiers, civilians, family members
where Table of Allowances 50 (TA- do. Yes, they are KATUSA Soldiers, but and the local community.
KATUSA chaplain’s assistant plans to become pastor
By Susan Barkley Army Soldier, a member of U.S. opportunity to use his time in the He also prepares the Chapel’s Sunday
Area III Public Affairs Army Area III Support Activity service to benefit a large segment of bulletins for the community.
CAMP HUMPHREYS – One Headquarters and Headquarters the Camp Humphreys community Jang also sings and participates in
Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Company, is enjoying the and continue in his chosen career many special programs at the chapel.
path at the same time. Jang can thank his brother, Jang
Cpl. Jang Min-woo has been a Min-sung, for the idea of applying
KATUSA for 13 months and is to become a KATUSA. The older
assigned to the Area III Chaplain’s Jang was a KATUSA Soldier from
office. Jang plans to become a 2004 to 2005, and was assigned to
pastor, so his daily assignments are the 618th Dental Company at
helping him as he helps the Yongsan. He strongly advised that
community. Jang is majoring in his brother apply for the program.
theology and English at Baptist “The KATUSA Soldier’s life is
Theological University in Daejon. very meaningful because we can use
He plans to complete his university our time more usefully compared to
studies and attend seminary in either the ROK army,” said the younger
England or Australia when his military Jang. “After duty hours we can use
service is complete. our time to prepare for the future.
“I work at Freedom Chapel as a We are all students so we study. I
chaplain’s assistant,” Jang said. appreciate that I have a chance to
“This job is a continuation on my learn to speak English in the two
path to become a pastor. I think this years that I serve as a KATUSA.”
is a very rare opportunity for me as An additional reason for liking
a chaplain’s assistant.” where he is and what he’s doing was
Jang is one of 76 HHC Soldiers summed up when he said, “Compared
whose everyday work has far-reaching to the ROK army, the facilities here
impact. In his case he touches all are very high quality. I live like a ROK
members of the Freedom Chapel officer would. I have my own room,
congregation. He sets up the chapel for bath and kitchen. We couldn’t have
F. NEIL NEELEY
each of the services by preparing the imagined in our dreams that army life
Area III KATUSA chaplain’s assistant, Cpl. Jang Min-wo, sets up the chapel for each
sound system and setting up the altar. could be so good.”
Freedom Chapel service and prepares the chapel’s Sunday bulletins.
March 24, 2006
Area III The Morning Calm Weekly
Humphreys group visits DMZ
By Susan Barkley 11 for a trip to the Joint Security Area. Humphreys. Song’s goal is to educate
Civil Gathering Alert Area III Public Affairs Song Young-kyu, KFLCC president, both the KFLCC members and students
Civil gatherings are expected to CAMP HUMPHREYS — Four joins with the Area III community relations while showing appreciation for the
begin tomorrow and continue Soldiers and two civilians joined a group program to sponsor a trips for KFLCC Soldiers continued support of the ROK-
through Tuesday in the vicinity of of about 40 members of the Korea members, high school students from U.S. alliance.
Camp Humphreys main gate and Freedom League Chonan Chapter March Chonan and personnel from Camp “This was my first time at the DMZ,”
Daechu-ri. The gatherings may said Sgt. 1st Class Timothy M. Martin,
occur anytime between 8 a.m. and 249th Military Police Company. “Just to
6 p.m. The Camp Humphreys main be able to walk in the building was
gate may be closed without notice. awesome. Now I’ve been to North Korea.
Daechu-ri, Bongjong-ri, Wonjong- This all had a special meaning for me
ri, Nae-ri, Dodu-ri, Hamjeong1- because my stepfather fought in the
ri,Hanjeong 2-ri and Duejeong-ri are Korean War”
off-limits to all personnel except Spc. John B. Friend, Camp
those traveling to and from their Humphreys BOSS President, echoed
residence. All personnel are advised Martin’s feelings.
to avoid civil gatherings. Monitor “You can hear about it, know that the
the command channel (Channel 3) enemy’s there but to look across and you
and AFN radio and television for see them and you’re like WOW, the threat
the latest information. is real,” he said
KFLCC members had similar thoughts
DFAC RSO&I Hours F. NEIL N EELEY and feelings.
Camp Humphreys dining facilities Pfc. Abbey A. Schallhorn, 249th Military Police Detachment, uses binoculars to peer into North “It wasn’t easy in the past to come
will serve meals during the Korea during her tour of the Joint Secutiry Area March 11. Shalllhorn was one of several Soldiers over here and make a visit to this JSA
following hours of operation and civilians who accompanied the Korea Freedom League Choenan Chapter on a tour of JSA, area, but nowadays it’s more convenient
through April 5 in support of Observation Point Dora and Dora Station. KFLCC uses the tours to let their members see the to visit and for more people to see this,”
exercise RSO&I. reality of the JSA and they often invite Soldiers and civilians to accompany them. said Young Mi-choe.
Pegasus Dining Facility
Breakfast: 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wild deer captured at Camp Humphreys
Lunch: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Pyeongtaek city firemen Kim Kyung-soo and Han Sang-deok (left)
Dinner: 4 to 5:30 p.m. remove a Korean Water Deer from the Camp Humphreys hot refuel
point bulk storage area Monday. The animal is a small, German
Blackhorse Dining Facility Shepherd-sized deer that grows tusks instead of antlers. Area III
Breakfast: 8 to 9:30 a.m. Safety office personnel captured the animal without injury. Following the
Lunch: Noon to 1:30 p.m. capture, safety contacted Humphreys Directorate of Public Works
Dinner: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Environmental office, which called in the Pyeongtaek City fire
Midnight Meal: department and city services. “The animal will be cared for and
9:30 to 11:30 p.m. released back into the wild,” said Kim Jin-sung of the Pyeongtaek City
Flaming Dragon Dining
Breakfast: 8 to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Housing Office Moves
The Area III Housing Office is now
located on the ground floor of
Building 133. Hours of operation
and telephone numbers remain the
same. PHOTOS BY F. NEIL NEELEY
Lent and Easter
Freedom Chapel is holding Stations
of the Cross services each Friday
through April 7, at 5:30 p.m. A
Humphreys American Elementary School
Stations of the Cross service will
third-graders celebrate National Pi Day
be held at 4 p.m., April 14. This
March 14, by measuring the radius,
service will be followed at 5 p.m.
diameter and circumference of a pizza
by the Good Friday service Easter
and apple pie. Paige Crofford and
Vigil will begin at 8 p.m., April 15. Ashley Burton (at left) record
Easter Sunrise service begins at measurements while Paige Severino
6:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, on measures a pizza. Parent Chona La
Freedom Field. Barretta (right) assists the students. Pi is
a numerical constant that represents the
English Camp ratio of a circle’s circumference to its
Families are needed to host a diameter on a flat plane surface
Korean high school student for the
USFK sponsored English Camp
Apr. 4-8. For information, call
784-4044 or 031-661-4044
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Humphreys ARC station promotes preparedness
By Susan Barkley makes it worth it for me.” Jon Emond, Headquarters and
Area III Public Affairs Staff Sgt. Dalmida Cooper, 618th Headquarters Company, 2nd Combat
CAMP HUMPHREYS – March has Dental Company non-commissioned Aviation Battalion is a CPR instructor
been celebrated as Red Cross Month officer in charge, confirms that dental trainer who trains others to be certified
since 1943 when President Franklin health is indeed a readiness and to teach CPR. He said his goal is to
D. Roosevelt made the first preparedness issue. ensure all instructors are
proclamation. The theme for 2006 is “She steps in where we don’t have knowledgeable in the subject matter.
preparedness and the Area III Camp a Soldier and that keeps us mission The instructors he trains turn around
Humphreys American Red Cross staff capable. That keeps our doctors and train their unit members.
of two and about 40 volunteers are working,” said Cooper. “Ms. Cryer He said that having Soldiers trained
working to increase preparedness in does everything that a 91E (Military in CPR enhances unit preparedness in
numerous ways. Occupation Specialty of dental field environments.
“We are working on preparedness specialist) does.” “The new battlefield is spread out,”
on a continuous basis,” said Sue Amber Cookey volunteers at the he said. “The better Soldiers are
Carter, station manager. “We offer Humphreys American Elementary trained the better their survival
CPR classes and volunteers can school. She helps enhance chances.”
complete individual self-paced training preparedness by giving parents the Emond said American Red Cross F. NEIL NEELEY
for disaster preparedness.” peace of mind knowing that their enhances individual preparedness Kimberly Cryer prepares instuments for a dental
Some of the volunteers are children’s medical issues are identified because it provides Soldiers a link to exam. Cryer is completing a 600-hour on-the-
increasing preparedness in the medical and receive attention. Cookey has been the States in times of emergency. job-training course to bcome a certified dental
and dental areas. Kim Cryer is volunteering at the school since “Every Soldier knows Red Cross assistant. She is one of the American Red Cross
currently completing a 600-hour on- November and has logged over 90 is there to support them,” he added. volunteers who help servicemembers maintain
the-job training dental assistant hours to date. American Red Cross volunteers preparedness.
course. Upon passing the “Right now I’m helping with health have logged about 3,000 hours since
examination, she can be certified in a screening, she said. “We’re making July 1, 2005, and contribute $48,000
field where there is high demand for very happy parents because we’re in value to the community according
employees. making them aware of any problems to Carter.
“I assist in all procedures such as that their kids might have or we’re Jackie Pace is the newest face at the
fillings, extractions and root canals,” reassuring them that their kids are Humphreys station. She began work as
said Cryer. healthy and OK. They can face a Field Office Assistant March 13 and
Cryer, who is about half-way deployments or do their job better already sees her role in facilitating
through the 600-hour course, said she because their minds remain focused preparedness by “being available when
feels that she is helping Soldiers stay on the mission and not on problems the service members and family
ready for their mission and she is able at home.” members need us,” she said.
F. NEIL NEELEY
to make good use of her time in Korea. Many of the units assigned to For information on other ways to
Sixth-grader Jeremy Love gets his vision
“(American) Red Cross is a huge Camp Humphreys have CPR be more prepared for emergency
checked by volunteer school nurse Amber
and awesome organization,” she said. instructors who provide training for situations, go to the American Red
Cookey. Cookey has been volunteering at
“It’s an honor to help out and that their Soldiers. Chief Warrant Officer Cross Web site at redcross.org.
HAES since December 2005.
A-Frame carrier played significant part in Korean War
By Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Frace farmers who haul hay or rice from the fields. The use
Area III Support Activity of the A-Frame was a dominant feature on the Korean
CAMP HUMPHREYS - As you drive or walk by battlefield. Using the A-Frame, a man could carry up
the Humphreys Korean Service Corps headquarters in to 50 pounds of ammunition, fuel, food or many of
Building T-633, a Quonset hut across the road from the other items needed to sustain the troops on the
Freedom Inn, you may notice a significant item. It is front-lines. They did what military vehicles could not;
called an A-Frame. these men carried an enormous amount of supplies
A distinctly Korean artifact, the A-Frame has been for a minimum of 10 miles, up extremely rugged
used by Korean workers throughout the country’s terrain, in harsh weather featuring extremes of cold
history in construction, farming and transporting and heat, under extreme hostile fire.
goods. A-Frame use continues today. A key fact is that they were and still are today an
In the summer of 1950, North Korean forces unarmed labor force.
overwhelmingly invaded South Korea. The United Although the A-Frame is not used today, the Korean
States military presence was not large enough to sustain Service Corps continues to provide a strong civilian labor
the war effort required and was in desperate need of force on the peninsula and in your community. They are
manpower. Lack of roads and extreme grades on men who know their history. They are very proud of
existing roads, made it impossible to send U.S. Army their predecessors, the men who made those long and
cargo trucks to the front lines. Within weeks of the historic travels to support the fledgling Republic of Korea
invasion the Republic of Korea had organized a civilian and the forces of her United States allies.
labor force to help make up for the transportation You will see many of our Korean Labor force still
vehicles could not provide. That labor force eventually today providing needed support in the Logistical
became known as the Korean Service Corps. Support Areas during Ulchi Focus Lens, Reception,
The KSC regiments served long and tedious hours Staging Onward movement & Integration, and
during the war hauling cargo over increasingly dangerous throughout the community providing customer service
and very mountainous terrain throughout the conflict. to all.
The KSC laborers remained exceedingly organized and As you travel around Humphreys, take a moment
played a valuable part in the United Nations mission on to see the A-Frame and reflect on the great service
the peninsula. The average schedule for the KSC members the men of the KSC provided. We are all very proud F. NEIL NEELEY
was to build bunkers by day and haul out the dead or of our history and we should share this opportunity The Korean Service Corps became known as the A-Frame
injured by night. Much of this was done by the use of with our comrades in arms. Army because they hauled war materials to the field on their
what is known as the A-Frame. We will continue to provide this historical data as backs using an A-Frame similar to the one displayed (above)
The A-Frame was a wooden framed backpack, in our earlier articles as we build the future of Camp at the entrence to the 22nd KSC Company at Camp Humphreys.
much like the ones you see today used by the local Humphreys, STAY TUNED.
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Pusan Commissary contends for top DeCA award
Facility vies for title what the customer wants on a special
of best OCONUS
order,” Phillips said. “Our store is
very supportive to the community
helping with activities such as the
small commissary BOSS Program, women’s club,
chapel, and other events.”
By Cpl. Park Kwang-mo The commissary also partnered
Area IV Public Affairs with Army Community Service for
CAMP HENRY – The Pusan an international cooking class that
Commissary is competing for the L. taught participants how to use
Mendel Rivers Award as the best products carried in the store. Such
small commissary overseas in the services are intended to help
annual Defense Commissary Agency patrons feel more at home,
competition. according to Philips.
Pusan is competing against the The Best Commissary Awards
U.S. Army Garrison, Garmisch, will be presented during the Defense
Germany Commissary for DeCA’s Commissary Agency/American
top small store award overseas. The Logistics Association Conference in
award recognizes excellence in May in Norfolk, Va. The Taegu
commissary operations and service, Commissary was the last store in
and the competition is designed to PAK TO-YONG Korea to win the L. Mendel Rivers
improve commissaries. Pfc. Ashleigh Abbott, 552nd Military Police Company, looks over an item while shopping at Award for the best small overseas
Wayne Walk, the Korea Zone the Pusan Commissary, which is competing for the L. Mendel Rivers Award as the best commissary, taking the honor in
Manager from Yongsan Garrison, small commissary overseas. 1999. It also competed for the
nominated the Pusan Commissary for is truly an excellent achievement for C o m m i s s a r y C u s t o m e r S e r v i c e award in 2003.
the award. However, the an outstanding effort well Survey score of 4.90 out of The Defense Commissary Agency
commissary’s participation in the deserved,” Miraflor s a i d . possible 5.0, and sales growth of operates a worldwide chain of
competition wasn’t guaranteed until “The management and staff have more than two percent. The stores providing groceries to
Richard Page, the Western/Pacific received many positive comments nomination package also included military personnel, retirees and their
regional director in McClellan, Calif., on the outstanding services they photographs that depict people families. Authorized patrons
selected it to represent the region. provided to their most deserving engaged in a variety of commissary purchase items at cost plus a five
Area IV Commissary Store customers and the P u s a n activities and a store profile fact sheet. percent surcharge, which covers
Director Lito Miraflor attributes Community on their day-to-day Charles W. Phillips, Pusan the cost of building new
the nomination to the contributions operation.” Commissary manager, credits commissaries and modernizing
and customer service provided to The nomination touts the Pusan customer service for the store’s existing ones. Shoppers save an
the commissary’s patrons by his Commissary’s outstanding annual nomination. average of 30 percent or more on
staff and management. inventory results, unit cost savings “Since we are small and carry their purchases when compared to
“Being nominated for the award t h a t e x c e e d 1 5 p e r c e n t , i t s limited items, we work hard to get commercial prices.
‘Blue Ridge Boogie’
U.S. Navy Seventh Fleet Band vocalist MU2
A. C. Smith dances with Kim Yeon-yi, Korea
Freedom League Busan Chapter women’s
member president, during the band’s concert
played before a standing room only crowd at
the KFL Hall in Busan Monday. The band
performed in Japan, Thailand, Malaysia,
Singapore and Hong Kong during its two-
month underway period around the western
Pacific. Busan was the last stop for the
Seventh Fleet’s USS Blue Ridge before
returning to its homeport at Yokosuka, Japan.
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Volunteers help spruce up Daegu
Tournaments Scheduled By Cpl. Park Kwang-mo
The first ever Daegu enclave/Camp
Area IV Public Affairs
Carroll Indoor Soccer Tournament will
be conducted April 14–15 at the Kelly CAMP HENRY – Soldiers from Area IV joined the annual
Fitness Center on Camp Walker. Units, Daegu City Arbor Day ceremony with local citizens
organizations and individuals interested representing several civic groups and organizations to plant
in participating in this pilot program must trees on a hillside near Keimyung University in the city’s
register by close of business April 10 at western district March 17.
Kelly Fitness Center or the Crown Jewel About 60 U.S. and Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army
Fitness Center on Camp Carroll. The top Soldiers from camps Henry, Walker, and Carroll, led by Chief
two teams will represent Area IV at the Warrant Officer Brian E. Parrotte, commander of
inaugural 8th Army Indoor Soccer Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Area IV Support
Championships April 21–22 at Camp Activity, and Command Sgt. Maj. Patricia A. Keit, Area IV
Carroll. For information, call Kim Chong- Support Activity command sergeant major, contributed to
hwan at 764-4225, or Carlos Algarin, 765- the city’s ongoing forestation effort, which began in 1996
8118. with a goal of planting 10 million trees across the city. Six
Daegu enclave Cub Scouts also pitched in. About 500 Daegu
‘AA’ Meetings slated
residents from 13 different civic organizations participated
An Alcoholics Anonymous group
meets at the Camp Henry Community
Counseling Center, Bldg. 1220, 6:30 p.m. The goal of the tree-planting event was to sow 2006 trees,
Wednesdays and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays. symbolizing this year, on the hill. U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers
For information, call Mike at 011-9372- were assigned to two sectors with the task of planting 100
0199. trees at each location.
Daegu City Mayor, Jo Hae-nyung, recognized the
Estate Claims participating Area IV personnel in his opening remarks and
Anyone who is believed to have claims expressed special appreciation for their ongoing participation
against the estate of Maj. Timothy P. in local community activities.
Auvil, Headquarters and Headquarters “I would like to say to all of the participants here to put
Company, 20th Area Support Group, your hearts and wishes into planting every tree for our CPL. PARK KWANG-MO
Camp Carroll, may contact Capt. future,” he said. “About 75 acres of pine trees were cut down Sgt. Erica McCullom, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 19th
Michael Summers, summary courts here where you are standing now because of a fatal disease. Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), works alongside members of
officer, at 765-4095 or 010-9429-1278. To be an environmental city it is important to plant trees and the Korean Vietnam War Veterans Association.
care for them afterwards. (Including the trees planted here including painted maple, zelkova, mountain cherry and acorn,
today to replace the lost pine trees) we will achieve our goal were planted.
Speed Limits Lowered of planting 10 million trees throughout Daegu.” Parrotte was pleased with the successful turnout and
Maximum speeds on Camp Walker’s Other city officials shared the same sentiment toward the positive response from the community.
Nebraska Street, Rhode Island Street
Soldiers. “We have a wall that separates our two communities,” he
and Pennsylvania Avenue have been
“We remember working together with U.S. Soldiers last said. “But we can break down the wall by going out into the
reduced to 25 kilometers per hour
year and we are very happy to have a chance to work together community to show who we are, which further strengthens
through April 3. For information, call
Rolen Johns at 768-8650. again this year,” said Hu Tae-jo, vice president of the National our sense of belonging and alliance.”
Forest Conservation Association. “We hope to have more Soldiers also understand the significance of their
Outstanding Volunteer events with U.S. and Korean Soldiers participating together, participation in local activities.
Nominations Sought including this event, so that we can strengthen our “Local residents may not know what we are doing inside
Nominations for the Daegu-area relationship.” the installation,” said Pfc. John M. Feoktisto, Headquarters
Volunteer of the Year Awards are being After a brief explanation on how to handle and plant the and Headquarters Detachment, 6th Ordnance Battalion from
accepted through Friday. Individuals or trees, shovels and gloves were distributed. Then, Soldiers Camp Carroll. “So it is good to come out and show that we
units can nominate registered and citizens spread out to their designated spots to help make are here to help the community.”
volunteers in the following categories: the community greener. This year, six different kinds of trees, rees,
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civilian, Korean national, youth
volunteer, organization, unit and
Soldier. Nomination forms are available
at Camp Henry Army Community
MSC-K employee remembered at service
Service. For information, contact By Master Sgt. Kimberly Williams few words “not was diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Bonnie McCarthy at 768-8126 or 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs
email@example.com. given to much “(Foley) told me that he had lived a
CAMP WALKER – Soldiers and talking, but when good life, and that he had no regrets,”
Apple Tree Hours civilians from Area IV gathered at he did, it was he said. “Foley was truly one of the
The Apple Tree Gift and Thrift Shop Soldiers Memorial Chapel on Camp best to listen to good guys, and all of us at MSC-K
will be open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Walker March 15 to say goodbye to him.” will truly miss him. I know I will.”
Tuesdays through Saturdays until Foley Bourland, the director of Support “A quiet Bourland was born June 17, 1930 in
April 1. For information, call Tami Operations at the Materiel Support professional,” Central City, Kentucky. He moved to
LeJeune at 764-4152. Center - Korea. was how Brian Korea to work as a Department of the
Bourland, who worked for the McClenning, Army civilian in 1976.
Bass Tournament Department of Defense for more than deputy commander at MSC-K, It was in Korea that he married his
The Second Annual Area IV MWR 53 years, was medically evacuated described Bourland. third wife, Su Ok, at the age of 67.
Bass Tournament will be 4:30 a.m. – 3 from Korea to Arlington, Texas, where “You could always count on him Bourland is survived by his wife,
p.m. April 1, at the Jang Chuk Gi he died Feb. 6 from an untreatable to show up ready, willing and able to Su Ok Bourland; daughters, Carol
Reservoir, about 45 minutes south of lung disease. tackle the toughest problems,” Stellmach, Donna Lathan and Terel Su
Daegu. Cost is $20 for entry fee and “Foley was a number of things to McClenning said. Bourland; sons, Daniel Bourland and
$10 for equipment rental. Food and many people, but what I remember most However, family was the most Darrand Bourland; grandchildren,
drinks will be provided. This event is important thing to Bourland, he said. Tammy Balkcom, Bobby Stellmach,
about him is that he was a father, a
restricted to the first 40 to sign up at
husband, a leader and, for many years, “If you really wanted to see Foley light Jeremy Bourland, Jamisha Bourland
the Camp Walker Community Activities
a loyal and dedicated public servant,” up, you just asked him about his and Chelsea Bourland; great-
Center. Registration deadline is
said Col. Scotty Allison, commander of family.” grandchildren, Haley Balkcom and
Thursday. For information, call Luis
Rios at 764-4440. MSC-K, during the memorial service. McClenning described his final visit Persephone Lynch; and his sister, Jean
Allison said Bourland was a man of with Bourland in the hospital after he Jenkins.
The Morning Calm Weekly Area IV March 24, 2006
Waegwan road-widening project a ‘win-win’ situation
Army provided land to earlier this month. It included expanding
the road to four lanes from the old
help ease conjestion Waegwan interchange to the Gwaseon
By Kevin Jackson Bridge, and construction of gardens and
Area IV Public Affairs
retaining walls along the thoroughfare.
CAMP CARROLL – Area IV Soundproof walls were also added to
Support Activity officials joined Republic minimize noise for residents.
of Korea Grand National Party Bae expressed his appreciation to
Chairwoman Park Geun-hye and other Chilgok and Seongju Counties’
government representatives for the Congressman Yi In-ki, other members
Waegwan Gateway Road ribbon-cutting of the Grand National Party, and U.S.
ceremony March 17 in Waegwan. Army officials during the ceremony. He
William E. Christman, Area IV said the support and cooperation
Support Activity deputy to the garrison provided by all organizations was critical
commander, joined the ROK lawmakers to the project.
and Chilgok County officials for the “It enabled us to protect the
ribbon cutting. The U.S. Army was properties of residents who live along
invited to participate because it gave the roadside,” he said. “This road-
Chilgok County 1.7 acres of land along LEE SANG-HEON PHOTO COURTESY OF CHILGOK COUNTY PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE widening project is one of our plans
the southern perimeter of Camp Carroll An aerial view provides a perspective of the $20 million project that expanded the Waegwan to improve our urban infrastructure.
to widen the heavily traveled road from Gateway Road from two to four lanes between the old Waegwan interchange to Gwaseon This project has greatly changed the
Gate One to downtown Waegwan from Bridge. The U.S. Army provided 1.7 acres of land along Camp Carroll’s southern perimeter shape of Waegwan town and also
two to four lanes. enabling Chilgok County to upgrade the heavily traveled road. reduced the chronic traffic jams
In exchange for the land, Chilgok manager. “Chilgok County received land Agreement Joint Working Group during rush hour.”
County provided the U.S. Army with a to widen the road leading into Waegwan Facilities and Area Sub-Committee in The governor said the project was
$3.9 million compensation package that town and Camp Carroll received some October 2002. The agreement was necessary because Chilgok County is
included construction of three buildings, new and renovated infrastructures.” signed by Chilgok County Governor Bae emerging as a transportation and
a new perimeter wall along the road, The Ministry of National Defense, Sang-do and then 20th Area Support logistics hub for North Gyeongsang
dedicated lanes to enter Camp Carroll, Chilgok County and the U.S. Army Group Commander Col. James M. Province.
and renovation of two guard houses at began discussions for the project in April Joyner, who was responsible for U.S. Bae presented plaques of appreciation
Gates One and Two. 2001. A joint working group was Army base operations in Area IV, in to Plumley and Kevin Jung, director of
“It’s been a win-win situation for organized in September 2001. The March 2003. the Area IV Support Activity Camp
everyone involved,” said Wilfred project was endorsed by the MND and Work began on the $20 million project Carroll Directorate of Public Works,
Plumley, former Camp Carroll installation was adopted by the Status of Forces in March 2005 and was completed during the ceremony.
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Participants enjoyed digging and (Expeditionary), to a Korean This was the 34th consecutive year NEWS & NOTES
putting new life into the barren hillside. Broadcasting System radio crew. that Soldiers from Area IV have
“This is my first time ever to plant National Arbor Day is held throughout participated in the city’s Arbor Day event. Volunteer Awards
trees so I wanted to name the trees I the Republic of Korea April 5 each year. U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers from Camp Carroll Army Community Service
planted “Lewis,” said Spc. Bernard D. The City of Daegu, however, Camp Hialeah, Pusan Storage Facility and will conduct its Volunteer of the Year
Lewis, Headquarters and Headquarters traditionally gets an early start on the Pier 8 will take part in the Busan City Awards ceremony, 5:30 p.m., April 13
Company, 19th Sustainment Command annual ritual. Arbor Day event April 5. at the Community Activity Center on
Camp Carroll. Categories include
military, civilian, spouse and KATUSA.
Units must submit their volunteer
hours and nominations by April 5. For
information, call Yi Tae-yoon at 765-
PSB Field Exercise
Charlie Detachment, 516th Personnel
Services Battalion, will be conducting
a field training exercise April 7-10. The
PSB and the Camp Walker Post Office
will be operating at minimum staffing
during this time. For information, call
1st Sgt. Tirrell Hickman at 768-7899.
The Camp Carroll Transportation
Motor Pool will conduct a Motorcycle
Safety Foundation course from April
11 – 14 at Bldg. S-934. A Basic Rider
Class will be held April 11–12. An
Experienced Rider Class is set for April
13. Motorcycles are available to the
first six people who sign up. On April
14, a Moped Class is scheduled. All
mopeds will be provided by the TMP.
CPL. PARK KWANG-MO For information, call Wilfredo Santiago
Lee Dae-won, a resident of Daegu’s Bukgu district, and Spc. Bernard D. Lewis, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 19th Sustainment at 765-7717.
Command (Expeditionary), shovel side-by-side at the annual Daegu City Arbor Day ceremony March 17.
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Learn Korean Easily
Word of the week :
The phrase of the week :
“When do you have the cherry blossom festival?”
Boet-goht chook-jeh ohn-jeh-eem-nee-gah?
the cherry blossom festival When is?
Conversation of the week
When do cherry blossoms
Boet-goht ohn-jeh bloom?
Fire strikes pim-nee-gah?
In a few days.
I like cherry blossoms.
Let’s go to the cherry blossom
Boet-goht chook-jeh-eh festival.
Where is it?